White Ibis, Eudocimus albus;
Black Point Wildlife Drive, Merritt Island NWR near Titusville, Florida
On December 21st of 2017 I was making my last round through Merritt Island NWR when I came across a feeding frenzy of egrets, herons, pelicans, spoonbills, Ibises and much more. It was quite an incredible event, and I feel so fortunate to have stumbled upon the scene in such good light.
Birds that were not feeding were soaring in all different direction. It was difficult to find just one bird out of the mass to lock onto, but I happened to capture this White Ibis as it was gliding in for a landing with a few hundred other feeding birds in the refuge marshes.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/2500 @ f/8