White Ibis Foraging For A Meal

These images are from a trip to J.N. Ding Darling NWR a few years ago. We were walking early in the morning along the Wildlife Drive looking for birds that might be feeding in the water channels along the Drive. We came upon this White Ibis in the one of the channels. It did not take long before it found a meal. Images taken with a Canon 1D mkIV, 400mm Canon DO lens & Canon 1.4X Teleconverter.

Looking For Breakfast
Breakfast Is Served!

Young White Ibis Feeding Early In The Morning

I am still going through some of my images from our trip to Florida in the Fall. On our visits to the J.N. Ding Darling NWR, we tried to get there early. While I was walking the Indigo Trail early in the morning, hoping to find some birds trying to find breakfast. I came upon a group of White Ibises. The older birds were in the lower branches, working their way through the trees. There was this one younger adult, still showing some dark mottling on the face and neck, foraging on the ground. Again it was very dark, but it helped a little for my exposure that it was a white bird! I still had to use a minus exposure compensation, but I had to go even a little further than usual because I was using average metering, so I got a little higher shutter speed. Which I needed for my 300mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter.

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White Ibis with Breakfast Bug breakfast – Canon 300mm f/4 IS Lens, Canon Series III 1.4x teleconverter

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