Sunday, August 19, 2012
Princess and I most often go chasing after good or rare birds spotted by others. Today was different. We were driving across Tanyard Marsh in Caroline County on Maryland's Eastern Shore when I spotted a large shorebird feeding on the other side of the road -- too large to be a Yellowlegs or a Dowitcher. We pulled over to the side, did a quick U-turn and got on the bird.
As we approached, it has the "gizz" of an Ibis. On closer inspection, it was a White Ibis, a bird that is only seen half-dozen times at most in Maryland, usually this time of year. Better yet, it was the first-ever record of this species in Caroline County.
Wahoo! Birdcouple rocks.