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Eyeing the Ibis

The magic of a chance encounter with a large congregation made me wiser

Photo by J. Dean

It’s easy to ignore ibises when you see hundreds of them each week. Here in southwest Florida, there are millions of these beautiful, curved-bill birds, with huge populations of them in the Everglades. Fortunately for me, some of them, it seems, seek me out. When I walk by them, they look up at me. When I have my…



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John Dean

Writer, blogger, lover of nature, music, photography, and Goldendoodles. Top writer in Government. Editor of Dean’s List.