White Ibis Casco Twp. St. Clair county!

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White Ibis Casco Twp. St. Clair county!

Postby Russ Emmons » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:32 pm

Today (6/28/12) by coincidence, Karl Overman of Detroit Audubon was passing thru our Twp. looking for Dickcissels & by luck happened to spot a lone White Ibis less then 2 miles from our place in a drainage ditch in commercial farm fields. Photo(s) were taken which I've seen on Karls blog. This bird was seen in a very unlikely location and doesn't belong in this part of the country. White Ibis is a bird of Florida, the Texas & Gulf Coast. I didn't have my computer on until later in the evening so I missed the alert post. I easily could have buzzed over and saw this bird before it left. :S I've a heads up to my kids who live in the area plus many local residents that might see it later. I will go tomorrow to check for it again. Many people are hoping to see this bird---will be a lifer for them & for me :P I don't as a rule "chase" rare birds but right around the corner in my own neighborhood 8-) :W

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Re: White Ibis Casco Twp. St. Clair county!

Postby TJW » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:18 pm

Very neat!!! I hope its still around , I also saw the pics of it!!

Re: White Ibis Casco Twp. St. Clair county!

Postby SandyLee » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:54 pm

Definitely a rare sighting!
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