I didn't even realize it, but I'd always wanted to see an Ibis in my yard. I'd driven past them multiple times. I'd smile as they pecked at unseen food in the grass and sand.
This morning, just as I was leaving for the 98ROCK studios, I glanced out the front window to see four of the little critters in MY YARD! They wandered slowly and peacefully as I took pictures.
To those of you who have lived here for a long time, this probably seems to be a non-event. To me, it was an official welcome to the state. I've lived here for two years, but these little dudes and dudettes made my day!
I'm upping my expectations now. I wanna see a Great Heron! lol