Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Pigeons? We Don't Need No Stinking Pigeons!
I saw this couple feeding ibis at a little park along US-1 (Gawd, I love US-1) while I was in Titusville for the Bird Festival.
Not only was it just my kind of loopy, quirky, Floridiosyncratic thing, BUT ... I was fascinated by the question ... "What do you toss to ibis?"
How about crushed peanuts?
When I asked the nice lady in the picture, she said it all started when they brought peanuts to feed the squirrels and the ibis joined in.
I never would have guessed that.
You won't see stuff like this at 75 mph on I-95.
This is just one reason I love old US-1 as it snakes along the east coast of Florida.
I hovered nearby and snatched some shots of the ibis as they impersonated pigeons.