Tuesday, November 27, 2012

White Ibis - Juvenile

For a few days this fall, we had a juvenile White Ibis drop by at the pond.


 He was pleased to pose for a plethora of pics (*groan*)

 
The bokeh of the background is almost dizzying.



132 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool. For sure I have never seen one of these here. :)

Comment1 said...

Beautiful! I love ibises!

Deb said...

Nice model.....

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That is one handsome bird. Great pictures! You have an impressive assortment of wild avians nearby.

DJan said...

Nice! Other than all those Ps in a row... :-)

Muffy's Marks said...

He sure is a handsome fellow!! Beautiful photo. You always have birds I have never seen before!! Thanks for expanding my world!!

georgettesullins said...

I have never seen one. Thank you. :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

He's a cute little youngster!! Loves the camera, too! ;)

MarmePurl said...

another fabulous day at the pond

Larry Ostby said...

Your pond is an incredible bird magnet. How fortunate you are having the variety of birds visit. The Ibis is a wonderful example. Thanks for sharing T.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, lucky you to have so many wonderful visiters to the pond....great pictures of a neat looking bird....Thanks for sharing......Blessings Francine.

Kerri said...

You get such amazing variety!!! LOVE these shots!

Dianna said...

I love all the different birds you introduce me to!

Linda said...

It's like you live in another country! (Well, I guess some Texans think they do. :) ) This is a new bird for me. Great photos, too.

Dicky Bird said...

I don't think I've ever seen one of those birds. Cool.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show a beautiful ibis.
Hanne Bente

S. J. Qualls said...

Do you have a bird sanctuary nearby? Or are they just locals? You are very fortunate to see the varieties that you do.

Barb said...

Yes - as I looked at these photos I was dazzled by the bokeh! You do get the most interesting birds!

Lynne said...

Amazing!

Kathy said...

You were certainly fortunate to have such a wonderful and unusual guest!

Fábio Martins said...

He isn't very beautiful but he is very funny :)

Sandra said...

we have these guys in our yards all the time, but the strange thing is, no juveniles are ever with them, the only time i see the Juveniles are in the preserves, and only a couple over the years.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic pictures. Yes,looking at the bokeh makes my eyes do strange things. The overall look is great.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i like the 2nd & last shot. seeing him walking around is too cool. neat bird. wait you called it a "white ibis" ... i learn so much from your bird watching abilities. cool!! thanks friend.

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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Perfect photos of this juvenile white ibis! Do you have any idea at what age/stage they finally turn white? Interesting for capturing this!
Hugs,
Mariette

Buttons said...

I love coming here. Hug B

Millie said...

Quite the photogenic young bird!

Rose said...

And I bet his name is Cyrano....

Molly The Wally said...

My he does like to pose and that is some beak. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Monika B. said...

Beautiful photos ibises.

MTWaggin said...

Super cool bird. I'm so jealous that you get so many fun species at your pond. A bird lovers paradise!

Susan said...

Isn't he or she beautiful! Kind of a camera hog eh?

Ian said...

You are doubly blessed having a big pond and lots of feathered friends dropping in!

Daryl said...

sweet little critter

Jo's World said...

These are wonderful pics, and the ibis is a first class poseur, yes?

Cheers,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

parker said...

Patient bird it was. Let you capture lots of pics!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Yeah the background is...well I thought it was I wasn't fully awake yet.

bailey-road.com said...

What an exotic-looking bird! These are great captures.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Awesome!

bon bon said...

that's awesome! i think i've said this before, but you should get some sort of funding as a wildlife refuge.

holdingmoments said...

What a great bird! You get some great visitors there.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Happy Pond Days!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He loved posing for you. I've never seen one of those. Love his long beak.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These are great! I like the next to the last pic.

Karen said...

He's a real poser!

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa...Great poser it is...your pond area is like a runway for bird models : }
Thanks for sharing !!
Grace

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Patty Woodland said...

We had black ibis in New Jersey but I think the white ones tend to stay in more tropical locations.

The black ones were gorgeous.

Laura. M said...

She has been comfortable posing for you :))
A kiss

Butterbean Row said...

You have a "plethora" of wild life around your ranch! Beautiful captures!

don said...

This is a fine series of this exotic bird. You have such an interesting variety...and the expertise to get excellent shots of them.

Brian King said...

What a cool looking bird! I've never seen one other than in photos. The perch and background are fantastic! The first photo looks like a painting. Great shots!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You have the coolest avian visitors to your ranch. Awesome poses and beautiful bokeh. Great shots!!

Sylvia K said...

Great looking bird and what a BEAK!!!

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful bird, Theresa. You get alot of different and beautiful birds down there.. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cher' Shots said...

You sure do get some great shots! They are cool birds, cool pics.
'love & hugs from afar'

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

A great shot of the Ibis Tex.
I was wondering! are not the Ibis and the egret related. Maybe you could clarify this for me.
You really have some great birds there where you live.
val

Elna said...

What nice and a real model.

Hugs

laura.forestdreams:) said...

he sure is a beauty!!i just love their long curved beaks...
and the watercolor background is not dizzying i don't think...
it's mesmerizing!!

Paula said...

These are GREAT! I looked at it and was like, "wow, it sure does have a big beak".... but then I was like, "good grief! Look at those feet!"
LOL

Debbie said...

that's the nice way to say, i took a $%!** load of pictures!!

i saw one of these in a zoo, they are beautiful!! your captures are wonderful, he looks like he belongs in florida!!

Candy C. said...

What a beak that guy has!! I'm glad he was such a willing subject for your photography, I love all the shots! :)

Pam :) said...

He knows where the good life is and pickins are great too.

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos of this bird! Isn't there something mysterious/magical about the ibis?
Greetings Pia

Randy said...

Nosey little fellow.

Gary said...

Great find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Red said...

Awesome shots. You wouldn't want this guy to take a "peck" at you. The old wood is attractive. Do you have shots of the beauties of old wood?

Michaele said...

Oh I am so glad he got down from there - he was making me so nervous :) (that or the tea)

nic.b van es said...

je hebt er heel mooi gebruik van weten te maken.

Łucja-Maria said...

Wow!
Ibis beautiful bird.
In ancient Egypt, the sacred bird.
I send greetings.

Robin said...

T, what a beautiful bird! You get such interesting visitors! Nice shots!

mick said...

Great photos of the Ibis and rather different from the white Ibis out here.

Giga said...

Bardzo mi się podobają te ptaki z wygiętymi dziobami. Pozdrawiam.
I really like the birds with curved beaks. Yours.

Jeanne said...

What great fun to see this gorgeous bird in your pond! Lovely

Phil said...

Wow. That is some amazing bird to get at home. In your back yard?

Lindsjö taxar said...

I love your pond with all the visits you have, lovely serie. Here ist raining and very dark. Colder to the weekend so I hope we can go out with the little ones, TYra is getting better, maybe shes going to have some rehab too

Adam Jones said...

A fascinating looking bird. Nice shots.

Laurence Butler said...

Very cool! I wish I had a White Ibis drop by my pond. Also, I wish I had a pond.

You have such lovely visitors :)

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, your pics are really nice, especially when you find something like a "White Ibis". Over here, we get a few of them, the Glossy Ibis, but they to often disappear.

Andrew said...

What a lovely bird to see anywhere... but to come and visit your home Wow!.

Have you ever totted up how many species you have seen at home? my garden is tiny but my total is a fairly good 34 including flybys.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Beautiful!

Love your new header! I have missed visiting regularly!

Angela said...

He's one cool looking bird! His beak is almost as long as his legs! I've never seen one of those either.

Ms. A said...

I think he was liking having his picture taken!

Cloudia said...

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Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The variety of birds you get is simply amazing!! Cool spots on it's (his?) neck!

eileeninmd said...

The White Ibis is a great visitor to your pond. Your got some great shots!

Montanagirl said...

Oh I'm jealous! I have never seen one of these birds. The Bokeh is perfect! Send him on up here, would ya??

Paula said...

The perfect model.

Gail said...

A beautiful bird. I think my favorite shot is the last.

DIMI said...

Pretty bird!Great photos!
Dimi..

SweetMarie said...

I had a bunch of Ibis visit our front yard this morning. :) I should post some photos...lol

Deanna said...

Haven't seen one of those...interesting bird...kinda jealous of all of those birds that migrate around you. I'll just have to admire thru your pics!!

Michael Manning said...

Truly an amazing new experience for me to see!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cool beak! All fun pics:@)

Jan Mader said...

Awesome beyond words.

Jeanne said...

What a totally cool little bird!!

Steve Gravano said...

Incredible!

Arija said...

Your pond seems to be standing you in good stead for all the birds it attracts. I have not manage to get to any of our dams for many months now but things are improving.
I love how unbalanced that long, heavy bill makes ibises look. This is quite a cute youngster. Thanks to the splendid captures.

Farm Girl said...

That is just amazing that you had a Ibis stop by for a visit. Lovely shots of him.

Margie said...

Such a cute guy. I like his loooong beak!

Marissa said...

That beak. He is a nice looking guy, even his profile is quite nice.

Chatty Crone said...

That is a long beak!!!!!!!!!

orchid said...

Dearest Theresa,
Wow, BEAUTIFUL shots of ibis (^_^)彡☆
The crested (Japanese) ibis was registered as a special Japanese natural treasure.
I smiled with the way you said "pose for a plethora" ; gorgeous shots♡♡♡
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Tammy said...

What a great model! I like the coloring of the immature Ibis.

Evelyn S. said...

Well, I learned something new....Texas has ibises! I identified them with warm coastal waters,for some reason. I know you're warm, but you aren't coastal, are you?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

He's a handsome bird--It's always nice when they sit and let you admire them and take pictures, isn't it?

Kerry said...

So jealous. Weren't these sacred birds in Egypt? Maybe I'm thinking of something else.

Larry said...

What a cool yard bird to have visit Theresa! We have White-faced Ibis here but I have never seen the White Ibis. Was the poor bird all by itself?

SandyCarlson said...

He's quite the beauty!

Mary said...

That is a lovely bird. Great pic.

Rohrerbot said...

WOW! Another amazing bird to find around your place. What a treat! I haven't seen that one at all. Great shots of such interesting looking birds. I am always reminded of Egypt when I see their side profiles.

petspeopleandlife said...

These I like very much. A white ibis. I will just keep saying that you are so fortunate to live where so many birds drop by or stay or feed. Nice captures.

Carletta said...

You are SO lucky to have that pond! Ibis - love saying that name.
It's going to midnight here and my eyes are tired so yes, the bokeh is really dizzying for me right now. :) The colors are lovely.

Barbara Shallue said...

I'm so jealous! Great captures!

Faye said...

This seems like an unusual bird for Texas? More "watery" creature--or are you close to some bodies of water? Glad it visited you so you could share with us--love its soft colors.

Stewart M said...

Nice looking bird - looks very similar to our species of ibis - which is not much of a surprise given that they are ibis!

I would love to have enough space to have a pond - or a dam as it would be called here!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Neil said...

Very different from our white ibis great series.

stardust said...

How lucky you are to be able to see an ibis so close and take pictures! I’ve never seen ibis in person. A few species are endangered species in Japan.

Regarding the word “bokeh”, as you might know, it is originally Japanese word which means “blurred”, “can’t think clearly”, or “senile”. I’d like to handle “bokeh” in a nice way as I get older.

Yoko

Midmarsh John said...

A beautiful visitor to have.

Jeevan said...

Pleasant photos! Glad it dropped by your pond.

MICKAN¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Lucky you that have a nice guy like this around your yard ☆

Indeed very nice picture.

Wally Jones said...

How nice he posed for you! It's so neat to see a flock of adults and immature White Ibis with their mix of colors. Pretty pleasant plethora of pics! :)
-Wally

Hilary said...

Young creatures always have that innocence about their eyes. Marvelous bird.

wayside wanderer said...

What a fun visitor! Great pictures, too.

Red Nomad OZ said...

SO nice of him to pose so professionally for you!!!

Liz said...

What a great bird Theresa! I always think Ibis are such funny looking birds. Our White Ibis is quite an ugly bird. This one of yours is not so ugly at all. I wonder do your White Ibis change to the bald black heads like ours do?

Breathtaking said...

Great statuesque pictures of this juvenile Ibis. Those weathered branches are ideal perches.

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty photos, Theresa.

Rita said...

He is very handsome. :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh, I nearly missed this one...what a beautiful bird, such wonderful colours and just a swell looking species! I am so thankful, that I just now saw this post~

pattisjarrett said...

Certainly unusual-looking bird. Don't you love those surprise visitors?

Nancy Claeys said...

So happy for you to capture this gorgeous bird. I would be ecstatic!

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