What sweet pictures.Hope you enjoy the day.
Always nice to see the older folks guiding the youngins'. :) Lovely images.
I can't believe those beaks!
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*
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.
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.
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
interesting. I've not seen the juveniles before, and our white ones have a black beak, so wonderful comparisons to learn.
They're stalkers. :-)
Thank you for pointing out the difference. I can see the difference now -- who is young and who is older. :)
Simply beautiful, how lucky are you to have such visiters at your pond, thanks for sharing, Francine.
Oh my goodness, what stunning photos of truly lovely birds!
What a handsome bird. The juvenile looks so, um, juvenile, next to big daddy.
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.
So exotic looking - to my eyes.
Oh, well done, you captures the White Ibis's. That pond is a living haven.
Maybe that's the mom checking up on her youngster. :) Such sweet and clear photos!
I just love all the birds you have hanging around!
So lovely and graceful as they troll along the water bank!!
I wonder what it would be like to have such a beak! Would it get in the way? :-)
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 . . .
Beautiful! I was looking at them in a bird book yesterday while the students searched for good books. Your photos are fantastic!
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.
Beautiful, Tee. I wish we had your birds around. So, I really enjoy seeing your photos. xo Jenny
It's a wonder they don't tip over with those big long beaks!
The way he was lifting his leg up, it looks like he was thinking, "ooo, this water is NASTY!" lol
The ibis is among the most beautiful of birds. Great pictures as always :)
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.
Have to wonder if it's Family.
It's like the ugly duckling all over again!
It's probably his mama making sure he's behaving.
Oh my those scary beaks again! They are something. Have a terrific Tuesday.Best wishes Molly
To me they tell a little love story...Oh, such companions, different or not! Thank you, once again...
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!!
have I told you how jealous I am of your pond?
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!
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 :)
Those are great shots!!
Thanks! An upfront and upclose look at the feeding Ibis!
I love their very long pointy beaks
Fantastic to see de different.. Congrats..
So different from our birds.....
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!
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,
Awesome photos! Such a regal looking bird! Enjoyed my visit here!
Pretty white Ibis...is that right there on your property? Cool!
A subject for a drawing? I did one long ago, one of my better bird drawings I dare say.
I do love ibis
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
Your pond, I swear, is like Grand Central for birds!! :)
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?
stick with me kid .. lovely captures
It looks like your pond is about as dry as ours is.
wish I had a pond
wow..they are so cute ibis!nice photos Theresa
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
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.
Lots of black ibis in our central valley but no white. At first glance I would take them for egrets which are common.
Aren't they a treat? Just love these birds. Amazing how they go from mottled brown to white.
I love these gawky looking birds! Really great shots.
Great Pictures! I bet they are enjoying this rain! I know I am!
Wat mooi de Ibis met haar jong hier zie je heel zelden een Ibis.
Another great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Can't wait to see birds again (aside from crows and cardinals!)Pearl
Interesting birds and great photos :)
Uwielbiam te ptaki za ich wykrzywione dzioby. Pozdrawiam.I love these birds for their curved beaks. Yours.
You must have your own bird blind there to get this many great shots.
I do love those LONG bills!! Great shots as always!!
This is so exotic for me, I have never seen those birds!Nice shots too! :)Greetings Pia
Such an interesting looking bird isn't it! Nice to see pictures without snow! :)
When I see those all I can think of is how much I would hate to be chased by those pointy beaks!
Nice comparison shots of adult and juvenile there TWG. I wonder if those two birds are actually related?
Awesome! would love to see some of them myself...
Elegant long beak! If only my legs could be that thin. :)
T, such gracious, pretty birds! Great shots!
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
Great photos of the adult and juvenile together.
Beautiful , lovely visit you had again
That is one hell of a beak, great photos.peter
I love to see these two together. The square crop works well.
How great to have such beautiful visitors in your pond! :))
That's cool! I wonder when they turn white. Beautiful birds.
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.
Wow, they do have a long beak! I bet you have a ball watching your pond. I would not get anything else done.
Wow, what great captures!
I think this is the only bird that I think looks better as a juvenile. Great shots. :)
Very cool seeing both the juvie and the adult. Maybe they are related? Great shots!
How fun to see what he will look like when he grows up! I wonder if it WAS his mom? ;)
What lovely birds Tex!Amazing photos!Dimi..
Great reflection of the birds.
I said it before and I'll say it again. You could put an eye out with one of those things!
Sweet looking birds.
I love their bills!
Beautiful pictures... I was tell middler about them...but couldn't remember their name...thanks
looks like they got along & played well together
That's just too cool! Getting to see two of them together like that.
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.
whenever we go to Florida I am OBSESSED with taking Ibis and pelican photos..just love the tropical birds there for photography!
Wouldn't want to have sinus issues with that bill:@)
So nice that he found a friend! I love how they are fishing together! So sweet. xx
the juvenile sorta looks bigger than the adult in some of the pics.Felicia
What a difference a few years makes in plumage!
I would have thought the juvenile was a different variety!! Great shots, as always!
Awesome!! I wish we'd get ibis on our pond! (I wish we'd get some water in our pond! lol)
Showing "Junior" how it's done. What great captures and reflections.
They are such strange looking birds but still beautiful. I like seeing the juvenile one.
Maybe sent to bring the wayward child home. :)I like those subtle reflections.
Looks like a happy couple.
fantastic. i love your view. :)
Cuty couple, and exotic too. At least for me :-)
beautiful photos of birds... nicely captured...thanks
Great image series showing a beautiful ibis :)
You get some interesting birds at your pond!
Nice birds - keep an eye out for some Australia Ibis soon!Cheers and thanks for linking to WBWStewart M - Melbourne
Great photos and I really like their beaks!
adorable photos!what a feast for the eyes.
I miss your funny words to the great pictures :-)
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 :)
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.
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.
Very cool ibis pics!
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~
I agree about the beautiful water reflections. It's nice to see two generations of Ibis getting on so well.
You have such wonderful bird life visiting your own backyard!!
The reflection is stunning. I love watching long legged birds... my favorite is still the Blue Heron.
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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