Three White-faced Ibis were reported earlier this week from Pt. Mouillee SGA in SE Michigan. One of the three may be a hybrid (White-faced X Glossy), but further documentation is required for confirmation. I managed to see one of the birds, an obvious adult White-faced Ibis. Note the red eyes and broad, white-pinkish skin patch on the face. The bird was found in the Humphries Unit just across from the junction of the Lautenschlager / Bloody Run Units. It is a dwarf by comparison to the much larger Great Egrets.
Winds were largely absent this morning, so much of the marsh was blanketed in an early morning fog. It would soon burn off.
I returned to the main dike and took this panorama of dozens of Great Egets roosting in the rookery located in the Humphries Unit. The panorama was created from almost 20 different images captured using the Nikon D300s and 300/2.8VRII!
I would later attempt (and fail) to get close enough to digiscope some Indigo Buntings that were singing near the pump house. Oh, well. Still a good morning.