Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Adult and Juvenile White Ibis

I've shown you the juvenile White Ibis a few times that visited the pond last fall. On one of his last days here, an adult joined him.










135 comments:

Maple Lane said...

What sweet pictures.

Hope you enjoy the day.

Indrani Ghose said...

Great shots.

Nancy Claeys said...

Always nice to see the older folks guiding the youngins'. :) Lovely images.

Dianna said...

I can't believe those beaks!

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
The contrast of the color of young one and the adult is really lovely♡♡♡
And heartwarming to see them look getting along well♬♬♬

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

rkbsnana said...

I'm going to try to get a close up shot of our pelicans. There's a gang of them...some have got to be kin.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Splendid photographs of two beautiful birds. I was not aware that immature ibises were gray.

These inspire me to go to Cape Hatteras for some bird pictures.

Jeanne said...

What lovely birds, and their beaks are amazing.... must be quite a chore getting food all the way down the beak to swallow. Nice for the little on to have some company

Carole M. said...

interesting. I've not seen the juveniles before, and our white ones have a black beak, so wonderful comparisons to learn.

Revrunner said...

They're stalkers. :-)

georgettesullins said...

Thank you for pointing out the difference. I can see the difference now -- who is young and who is older. :)

Primitive Stars said...

Simply beautiful, how lucky are you to have such visiters at your pond, thanks for sharing, Francine.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh my goodness, what stunning photos of truly lovely birds!

Cheryl said...

What a handsome bird. The juvenile looks so, um, juvenile, next to big daddy.

Sandra said...

i wonder if it is a parent... also i like the colors of the juvenile better than when they turn white. the thing is, we have flocks of these in the yard eating and i have never seen a juvenile except in the preserves.

EG CameraGirl said...

So exotic looking - to my eyes.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, well done, you captures the White Ibis's. That pond is a living haven.

SweetMarie said...

Maybe that's the mom checking up on her youngster. :) Such sweet and clear photos!

edenhills said...

I just love all the birds you have hanging around!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So lovely and graceful as they troll along the water bank!!

DJan said...

I wonder what it would be like to have such a beak! Would it get in the way? :-)

Lynne said...

So very graceful they seem, delicate tall, thin legs with full body and the bill/beek. Whatever would they do if injured in foot or mouth . . .
Great photos, Theresa . . .

Pom Pom said...

Beautiful! I was looking at them in a bird book yesterday while the students searched for good books. Your photos are fantastic!

Gail said...

I think I have seen one of these here...not really sure. Just flushed one as I came to the pond.

Great pictures...as always.

Jenny said...

Beautiful, Tee. I wish we had your birds around. So, I really enjoy seeing your photos. xo Jenny

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It's a wonder they don't tip over with those big long beaks!

Leave It To Davis said...

The way he was lifting his leg up, it looks like he was thinking, "ooo, this water is NASTY!" lol

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The ibis is among the most beautiful of birds. Great pictures as always :)

Montanagirl said...

Wow - another cool bird at your pond! Once again I am amazed by the variety of birds you see. That White Ibis is gorgeous. Such a contrast to the brown coloring of the young one.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Have to wonder if it's Family.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

It's like the ugly duckling all over again!

Kathy said...

It's probably his mama making sure he's behaving.

Molly The Wally said...

Oh my those scary beaks again! They are something. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Sally said...

LOVE these!!

xoxo

Sketchbook Wandering said...

To me they tell a little love story...Oh, such companions, different or not! Thank you, once again...

Debbie said...

these are so sweet t, nice that they look after each other, pretty blue eyes!!

i really like the reflections in the last couple of shots!!

ellen abbott said...

have I told you how jealous I am of your pond?

MTWaggin said...

Wow what a difference but absolutely lovely both young and old. All I know is you must have some really good eats in that pond to get all the cool birds you do!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Agree with the others.. that pond is just a treasure! You managed some excellent shots of the juvenile and adult together. Love the way they are sometimes moving in unison and sometimes in contrary motion :)

Beth said...

Those are great shots!!

parker said...

Thanks! An upfront and upclose look at the feeding Ibis!

Jan n Jer said...

I love their very long pointy beaks

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic to see de different.. Congrats..

polkadotpeticoat said...

So different from our birds.....

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, What a unique treat to have the Ibis duo at your pond! I have only seen an Ibis once and that was in Southern Fl. Have a super good day today!

Elna said...

Great photos!

Hugs

Linda said...

Your pond pays off in so many ways. The bills on these birds look so long and unwieldy. But they must do the trick because these two look very healthy,

Rosemary Aubut said...

Awesome photos! Such a regal looking bird! Enjoyed my visit here!

Becca said...

Pretty white Ibis...is that right there on your property? Cool!

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Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A subject for a drawing? I did one long ago, one of my better bird drawings I dare say.

Patty Woodland said...

I do love ibis

stardust said...

You’re so lucky to be able to see ibises in your pond. Their beaks are impressive and the formation of their moving is fun to see.

Yoko

Furry Bottoms said...

Your pond, I swear, is like Grand Central for birds!! :)

Brian King said...

Well, there's no mistaking which is which! Those long bills are so cool, but awkward looking at the same time. Have you ever counted the number of species you've had at the pond?

Daryl said...

stick with me kid ..

lovely captures

Ron said...

It looks like your pond is about as dry as ours is.

Tombstone Livestock said...

wish I had a pond

Ayu Maselli said...

wow..they are so cute ibis!
nice photos Theresa

Ayu Maselli said...

Theresa, I couldn't put your give away on my sidebar, because saving disable. I 'd love to put your give away anyway;)
have a nice week

don said...

A fine series. I like being able to see the young bird with the adult to learn of their change in feathers as they grow up. Very nice post.

Martha Z said...

Lots of black ibis in our central valley but no white. At first glance I would take them for egrets which are common.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Aren't they a treat? Just love these birds. Amazing how they go from mottled brown to white.

Karen said...

I love these gawky looking birds! Really great shots.

HansHB said...

Lovely!

Cindy said...

Great Pictures! I bet they are enjoying this rain! I know I am!

nic.b van es said...

Wat mooi de Ibis met haar jong hier zie je heel zelden een Ibis.

Gary said...

Another great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pearl said...

Can't wait to see birds again (aside from crows and cardinals!)

Pearl

EM Illustrator said...

Interesting birds and great photos :)

Giga said...

Uwielbiam te ptaki za ich wykrzywione dzioby. Pozdrawiam.
I love these birds for their curved beaks. Yours.

Red said...

You must have your own bird blind there to get this many great shots.

Sylvia K said...

I do love those LONG bills!! Great shots as always!!

i stora drag said...

This is so exotic for me, I have never seen those birds!
Nice shots too! :)
Greetings Pia

Susan said...

Such an interesting looking bird isn't it! Nice to see pictures without snow! :)

Sandy said...

When I see those all I can think of is how much I would hate to be chased by those pointy beaks!

Phil said...

Nice comparison shots of adult and juvenile there TWG. I wonder if those two birds are actually related?

Barb Brookbank said...

Awesome! would love to see some of them myself...

Allison said...

Elegant long beak! If only my legs could be that thin. :)

Robin Lamb said...

T, such gracious, pretty birds! Great shots!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Maybe it was exam time for that juvenile Ibis? They must pick up a tremendous amount of life's wisdom in a rather short time or else they perish...
Hugs,
Mariette

mick said...

Great photos of the adult and juvenile together.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful , lovely visit you had again

FOREST SNAPPER said...

That is one hell of a beak, great photos.




peter

Fábio Martins said...

Beautiful couple!

Mama Zen said...

Excellent captures!

Tanya Breese said...

uh-oh...stranger danger!

Maria said...

I love to see these two together. The square crop works well.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots!

Fjällripan said...

How great to have such beautiful visitors in your pond! :))

barbara l. hale said...

That's cool! I wonder when they turn white. Beautiful birds.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Just goes to show you how I think, I'd have guessed the juvie was the grey one to help it hide while it matures.

Regardless, they are both quite handsome.

Rose said...

Wow, they do have a long beak! I bet you have a ball watching your pond. I would not get anything else done.

Judy said...

Wow, what great captures!

NatureFootstep said...

I think this is the only bird that I think looks better as a juvenile. Great shots. :)

eileeninmd said...

Very cool seeing both the juvie and the adult. Maybe they are related? Great shots!

Candy C. said...

How fun to see what he will look like when he grows up! I wonder if it WAS his mom? ;)

DIMI said...

What lovely birds Tex!Amazing photos!
Dimi..

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Great reflection of the birds.

Jeanne said...

I said it before and I'll say it again. You could put an eye out with one of those things!

Stephanie said...

Sweet looking birds.

Michelle said...

I love their bills!

Bev said...

Beautiful pictures... I was tell middler about them...but couldn't remember their name...thanks

Tricia Hays said...

looks like they got along & played well together

Angela said...

That's just too cool! Getting to see two of them together like that.

Lynda said...

Beautiful pics!!! You must have a good camera with a great zoom cuz I'm sure those birds wouldn't let you get up close to them.

The Retired One said...

whenever we go to Florida I am OBSESSED with taking Ibis and pelican photos..just love the tropical birds there for photography!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wouldn't want to have sinus issues with that bill:@)

Karen said...

So nice that he found a friend! I love how they are fishing together! So sweet. xx

Raggedy Creations said...

the juvenile sorta looks bigger than the adult in some of the pics.

Felicia

Kate said...

What a difference a few years makes in plumage!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I would have thought the juvenile was a different variety!! Great shots, as always!

Barbara said...

Awesome!! I wish we'd get ibis on our pond! (I wish we'd get some water in our pond! lol)

Barb said...

Showing "Junior" how it's done. What great captures and reflections.

SquirrelQueen said...

They are such strange looking birds but still beautiful. I like seeing the juvenile one.

Carletta said...

Maybe sent to bring the wayward child home. :)
I like those subtle reflections.

Randy said...

Looks like a happy couple.

bon bon said...

fantastic. i love your view. :)

Lasse said...

Cuty couple, and exotic too. At least for me :-)

Krishna said...

beautiful photos of birds... nicely captured...

thanks

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series showing a beautiful ibis :)

Elaine said...

You get some interesting birds at your pond!

Stewart M said...

Nice birds - keep an eye out for some Australia Ibis soon!


Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Jeevan said...

Great photos and I really like their beaks!

Betty Manousos said...

adorable photos!
what a feast for the eyes.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

I miss your funny words to the great pictures :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What neat photos! I think the birds are really cute :)

Just wanted to say I've been looking around your blog and I love it! Your drawings are really beautiful. Following you now so I don't miss any future posts :)

Wally Jones said...

Wonderful shots of a parent and child!
It always causes a double-take when I see the immature White Ibis since we're used to seeing that shape dressed in all white.

petspeopleandlife said...

Such a difference in the young one and the adult. Large numbers of species are the same.Sometimes the young of various species make then difficult to identify.

Linda said...

Very cool ibis pics!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Not only did you get some marvelous images of these 2 beauties, but your water reflections with them are gorgeous too. Happy Valentines Day Theresa~

Breathtaking said...

I agree about the beautiful water reflections. It's nice to see two generations of Ibis getting on so well.

Liz said...

You have such wonderful bird life visiting your own backyard!!

Margaret said...

The reflection is stunning. I love watching long legged birds... my favorite is still the Blue Heron.

Ken Schneider said...

Nice intimate portraits! Thanks so much for visiting Rosyfinch Ramblings. My Internet logjam has been broken and I can now browse at leisure-- at least for the present.

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