Post last updated: March 4th, 2018

I never know what I am going to find in the yard when I open the door. This week it was wildlife.

I’m calling these egrets but, truthfully, I don’t know what they are. Their beaks are not like egret beaks. This photograph is from Monday but I noticed them again the next day when I opened my door during a monsoon. There must have been at least 30 of them standing around in the rain seemingly unphased that they had no umbrellas. If you can identify them, please let me know in the comments.

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Wendy tells me these are White Ibis and Google Images agree.
Photographed 7/25/16


Five wild turkeys right outside my front door.
Naturally, some of them didn’t want their photo taken.
Photographed 7/29/16

I’m adding the ibis and the turkeys to my list of other wildlife seen on the Southern Rural Route – bats, buzzards, Canadian geese, foxes, flying squirrels, possum, raccoons.

22 thoughts on “RURAL ROUTE WILDLIFE”

    1. Gypsy – My brother, Bubba (as he’s known here), has 3 bird feeders. The Ibis and turkeys were nowhere near any of them. I don’t know why they were in our yard. But, I didn’t know why the Canadian geese and the buzzards came here either.

    1. Priss is having a problem with mosquitos, too. Up thar in North Atlanta. I’ve had the occasional one try to bite me when I’m out during mid-day. Can’t work outside in the cooler evening weather because they come out in droves.

  1. From time to time we see those white Ibis in various yards in the neighborhood. I would think that they are going for grubs and other delicacies. I would think they are a good thing to have around. Keeping your yard bug free.

    I always have trouble taking pics of wild turkeys. They run big time when I try to take pics of them.

    1. Meta – My yard will never be bug-free. Right now, I’ve got a wasp nest in the corner of my front door frame and they’ve built a nest there before. I first took photos of the turkeys through the window in case they took off. Then I eased the front door open and tip-toed out to the edge of the porch to get the photo that you see in this post.

  2. What gorgeous birds! I love seeing wildlife around the garden, even though some of the wildlife around me is quite mischievous in the garden.

  3. That’s wonderful! I always enjoy seeing wild birds. But a couple days ago my next door neighbor saw a fawn next to her house. Not wonderful! As cute as they are, I hope Bambi and family stay far from my garden!

  4. Oh Miss Linda – by now you know they are Ibis. I love these silly birds. We have them by the gadzillions at our place in Southwest FL. When the rains come, they flock to the golf course around our house and eat bugs that come to the surface – I’m not sure what the bugs are, but the rains bring them up for sure. No matter how many times I see them, I have to take their photo. I’m missing our place down there and these photos were right on time. Happy wild life to you. Kim

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