Today I took this picture of three Ibises perched on my neighbor's roof. These birds are wading birds common to the Everglades National Park and the beach areas of Florida where they peck at the sand for tiny crabs and other crustaceans to eat. Suburbian Miami is not really their habitat but since humans continue to encroach into their home, they visit our cities more frequently. Good thing for us (we get the pleasure of their company), not so great for the birds (they are losing habitat more and more).
For those of you that aren't Miami natives--a bit of trivia. The Ibis is the mascot of the University of Miami Hurricanes. Why this bird for the 'Canes? Because lore has it that the Ibis is the last bird to leave for safety right before a hurricane hits!