|Date: ||Mon, 24 Jul 2000 00:35:42 EDT|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Jimmy Wilkerson <JimmWilkerson@CS.COM>|
|Subject: ||Pink Ibis - Fide: Diana Churchill|
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On August 23, 1995 my wife and I were vacationing in
south Florida. We were in out infant stages of birding when
we too saw a pink Ibis. It was at Flamingo on the southern
tip of the Everglades.
A local birder and park volunteer told us that several Scarlet
Ibis had been brought into the area. He confirmed our suspicions
that this bird was a result of Scarlet breeding with a local White
Ibis. At that time there were no more true Scarlets in the area or
at least not to his knowledge.
Many people in our local birding club were convinced we had
seen a Roseate Spoonbill. Once you see this bird it is relatively
easy to rule out Spoonbills based solely on the bill shape. I have
never seen another person or heard another report pertaining to a
sighting of another pink Ibis. Thanks for sharing your sighting!
Jimmy & Cynthia Wilkerson
Hixson (Chattanooga), Tn.