Monday, July 29, 2013
36" x 24" Oil on Prepared Masonite
The American White Ibis is a common long -legged wading bird usually seen feeding as a group probing mud or lawns for insects or crustaceans with their long down-curved bills . They nest in trees.
The Ibis is the mascot for the University of Miami chosen because of its legendary bravery during hurricanes - the last sign of wildlife to take shelter before a hurricane hits and the first to reappear once the storm has passed.
Here in southwest Florida we can usually see these birds from any window. Not a pretty bird but very graceful in flight. This ibis taking flight at Lakes Park in Fort Myers seemed to be splash-dancing.