i really must get a new camera with a real zoom lens
white ibises in my neighbor's yard
an excerpt from my 'birds of florida' book has this to say about the white ibis:
Despite severe declines in numbers in recent decades, the White Ibis remains one of the most abundant and conspicuous wading birds in Florida. It is found in virtually all wetland habitats and even commly forages in fields and on lawns. As shocking as it may seem today, as recently as the early 20th century, White Ibises were routinely shot for the cooking pot and were known as "Chokoloskee Chickens"! This activity is perhaps still practiced by a few Floridians today.
i can only imagine where this might be practiced by the "few" today. yikes!