Monday/ the early bird finds no worms

Here’s a little report from a Wall Street Journal newspaper from last week, about the residents in Johannesburg putting out food for the hadida ibis.   I would see them on lawns in the neighborhood every morning as I bicycled to school.   The drought in the Johannesburg area has made it hard for them to find their favorite food, though : earthworms.

P.S.  The sound they make is Ha-Ha Ha Dee Da! (not ‘Daw’).  Here’s a Youtube video of the bird.  I just could not find a nice clip with their distinctive ha dee da sound.

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