Sunday, March 10, 2013

One last look at the White Ibis visitors

from last fall.
Juvenile and Adult fishing in the pond.

Lifting off.

Landing in the old dead tree.
 
 


Junior's up there, too.






Linking to The Bird D'Pot

131 comments:

Codzienne życie Agaty said...

wonders of the pictures are loved creation.

Magia da Inês said...

A lagoa é um lugar muito lindo.
Ótimas fotos. Eles são lindos.

Boa semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
°º✿✿¸.•°✿⊱╮╮

nene said...

Love the one with mom and little one.

Gracias, TexWisGirl, for sharing and reminding us the beauty of life that we co-exist with on this planet.

Gracias mi amiga

Kate said...

I recently snapped a white ibis at the waterfront pier in Charleston...stood stock still for quite awhile and it was beautiful. I didn't get a sequence of photos as you did here. Lovely.

Łucja-Maria said...

White Ibis? lovely bird.
Tex your pictures are great
I send greetings.
Lucia

Lynne said...

Always great photos . . . I liked the White Flight shot . . . with the legs dangling under . . . skinny little legs can dangle like that when you fly . . .

Giga said...

Lubię bardzo te ptaki i ich zakrzywione dzioby. Miłego dnia zyczę.
I really like these birds and their curved beaks. Have a nice day request.

Janey and Co. said...

Hard to pick out a favorite...They are all great.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those were great close-ups of two beautiful ibises. I had no idea that Texas was so blessed eith such a diversity of birds. Your pictures are the tops!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I had to scroll up and down a few times - these birds must be a lot of fun to watch.

Dicky Bird said...

I agree with Evil Pop Tart, you are blessed with a wide variety of birds. The pictures are really nice.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I wonder sometimes how these bigger birds even get off the ground- great shots!

EM Illustrator said...

Magnificent bird, I like the one where he's lifting off...great capture.

Maria said...

I love that tree they're on!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

The white Ibis is such an elegant bird.
Will baby also turn white , when he grows.!
I have the white egret in my garden.. known as the tick bird. are these birds related Tex.
great photos.. as always stunning.
val

Andrew said...

What a stunning birds to see... I will never see one of those in my garden.

Jill said...

Beautiful series! Adore lifting off!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Junior is such a cutie!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So many sweet poses. Lift off is awesome, as is parent and child in the tree. What a fun photoshoot and amazing opportunity!

grammie g said...

HI Teresa...Great shot's..love the third, and seventh, but they all make me laugh just seeing them go about on the dead tree!!
Love your llama post pretty cute, but I have been around them and boy they can intimation you lol!!
Grace

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovey shots of ibis♡♡♡
I'm not sure I've mentioned this before; I think many Japanese may think ibis would be our national bird as it is the very bird symbolize Japan. (hehe, I had been for long time) Ours are almost dying out. And I had thought they all have orange face and long black beak p;) Pity I've never seen them.

This page surprised me with its variety (not sure you can open it or not; pasting just in case)
http://image.search.yahoo.co.jp/search?ei=UTF-8&fr=top_ga1_sa&p=%E3%83%88%E3%82%AD


Our national bird is 'Japanese pheasant'. Yours is sure brave one☆☆☆ Night Night from Japan.

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

Sandra said...

I like the one that says Jr is up there to and the last three makes me laugh, looks like walking the plank in a pirate ship

Maple Lane said...

Pretty pics. The lift off is cute as can be!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Amazing pictures. Of course this is a bird I don't get to see here,so I really enjoy your images.Have a wonderful day.

Stephanie said...

Amazing images of these wonderful birds.

georgettesullins said...

This series makes me aware to look out for them. Unmistakeable with their orange beak.

Breathtaking said...

Junier is well camouflaged in your old dead tree, but it makes an amazing perch for showing off mother.

Nancy said...

I couldn't help but smile with the lift off shot; those little skinny legs dangling in the air.....These are awesome shots. You share wildlife that many of us would never see otherwise....Thank you...

Larry Ostby said...

What a great post. Really like the seeing the young and the old.
Thanks T.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

They are ballerinas! And the white of the older is so striking!

Beth said...

Awesome! I love this series.

Gail said...

Gorgeous!

I saw our lone Road Runner yesterday but was not fast enough with the camera. I'm hoping we have a pair but have only seen one at a time.

Linda said...

This is a great series, Theresa. My favorite is #4, the full-body shot of the adult on the dead tree.

DJan said...

Oh, they are pretty! I am getting quite fond of them, thanks to you! :-)

Red said...

For all the beak,legs and neck there's not much bird. They are very attractive birds and their movement is different than most other birds.

Molly The Wally said...

We think they are quite comical. Have a super Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Margie said...

Such a glorious spot for them!

Abhinav R said...

Beautiful bird and nicely captured! White Ibis is not seen here. Thanks for sharing.

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots of the Ibis. I have never seen a juvenile before and the only time I have ever seen them are on vacations.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, so so beautiful, how lucky are you to enjoy these birds at the pond, Francine.

Cher' Shots said...

I love,love,love the fourth picture! Did you notice how the shadow of his beak goes right down his chest?! So cool. Love it all ~ ~
'love & hugs from afar'

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What a beautiful bird. You are blessed to have your very own sanctuary.

ellen abbott said...

do you stock your pond? beautiful birds.

don said...

A remarkable bird series. That bird's beak is a special instrument. I wonder how they use it. Looks like they could catch fish with it. Nice series.

Patty Woodland said...

Such silly birds.

Birdman said...

Funky lookin' bird strutting his stuff..

HansHB said...

A lovely serie of photos!
Well done!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

thank you for the suggestion to link up to the bird get together.

have a great sunday. ( :

Lina Gustina said...

Admire your shots here. Great series indeed.
Thanks for dropping by :)

www.1sthappyfamily.com

Gary said...

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

Montanagirl said...

These are super shots, Theresa!! You must have been fairly close to them. (I'm jealous...teehee).

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I hope they return! Awesome birds!

Muffy's Marks said...

Aren't birds wonderful? He's a cute one, and you got some really great shots of him!!!

nic.b van es said...

wat een prachtige snavels hebben ze.

Farm Girl said...

All of them are great shots but that one you took of the adult Ibis taking off is just incredible. That tiny bit of both feet being off the ground is just incredible.

Sylvia K said...

Great captures and I do love that LONG bill!!

Michaele said...

I do love their grace. Such nice visitors. It must warm your heart.

Revrunner said...

Boy! If I lived where you do, I'd need a Petersen's guide always at hand. :-)

SweetMarie said...

What a graceful lift off! Love all of these. :)

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful birds and great photos! So fascinating that you have them in your garden :))

Terry and Linda said...

Wap, Wap and then they are gone.............. Great Photos!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

Pantherka said...

Beautiful series of photos, much I like it.
Greetings.

Brita said...

Very stately birds. I have never seen anything similar. It's a pelican bird, we do not have them here. In southern Sweden, a similar bird called stork.

Helma said...

Really nice to see TexWisGirl and even in the wild.
We can see the Ibis only in zoos and a few ker a black ibis in nature. I've never seen this myself but here with you I look even 2. Very special to see :-)

Susan said...

Such interesting and pretty looking birds!

Tricia Hays said...

they got some big ol beaks =0

parker said...

Very nice! Although I know these pics come from North Texas, they give the feel of the Coastal Plains along the Gulf Coast!

Robin Lamb said...

T, great shots! They sure are pretty birds.
I love that big old dead tree you have.

bailey-road.com said...

Great series. Such an exotic looking bird.

Tiago Braga said...

well done photographyin the birds, i like it ;)

barbara l. hale said...

What cool looking birds they are! Terrific series of shots. I particularly like the one where the adult is taking off. Cool!

Kerry said...

Marveling at the beaks on these birds. Geesh.

Bob Bushell said...

The White Ibis was jumping about, beautiful.

Filip and Kristel said...

Just amazing picture, cheching each other out.

Greetings,
Filip

Findlay Wilde said...

I'd really like to see an Ibis. I did a project for school on the Northern Bald Ibis. From Findlay

Anni said...

Oh, I do, I do like this series of the ibises.

DIMI said...

Wonderful pictures Tex!Great captures!!Very pretty birds!
Dimi..

A Quiet Corner said...

Bet they love to nibble on stuff at the pond!!!..:)JP

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely pictures!!

Buttons said...

So beautiful Tex. B

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What I love is seeing the critters who have left us for the winter!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Catherine said...

Hopefully the spring birds come to our house soon! :)
xo Catherine

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Wondefull birds.. Congrats..

troutbirder said...

With the curved bill and extra long legs there are a little strange looking. We saw them in Florida a month ago but of course they rarely venture this far north...:)

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool looking bird!

Lois Evensen said...

Another great series. It seems the birds at your place pose for you to get plenty of shots. Nice!

Chatty Crone said...

Very pretty! sandie

Tammy said...

You get so many great feathered friends in your yard! I like the colors of the juvenile; the adult is beautiful too, of course!

eileeninmd said...

Tex, you must have an awesome yard. Love the White Ibis shots.

Sean said...

Wow, that is a majestic bird.

Michelle said...

LOVE those long bills!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

They really are beautiful birds!

Carletta said...

Ready, set, liftoff...how great was that shot!
I also really liked the shot where the shadow of his beak was right down the front of him. :)

edenhills said...

They are so pretty! I love the variety of birds you get.

Paula said...

Their beaks look like they mean business.

Linda said...

What fascinating creatures! I'm enjoying your pictures.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

What an amazing being. Love the reflection in the first photo. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Deb said...

great shots...was in your neck of the woods today...in Trinidad and Malakoff...

Carole M. said...

you have it all happening right at your back door; special moments you've captured Theresa

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like the 4th one where he is standing tall and proud on those long legs. Like the long beak too.

Barbara said...

You have the best visitors!

Karen said...

Love these guys!

Leave It To Davis said...

The last three look like me on a diving board..."should I jump in?" "it might hurt" "nah, think I'll just lay out and sun".

diane b said...

Super series of shots of the ibis. Hee hee its knock kneed.

Stewart M said...

These birds are cut from the same cloth as our ibis - but its just a different pattern!

Nice pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Lovely photos of two generations!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series showing. The white ibis is really nice :)

Kerri said...

These are magnificent!!!

McGuffy Ann said...

They are magnificent! Beautiful photos!

Daryl said...

when my parents were alive and living in Florida across a canal from a nature preserve there were always lots of those babies wandering the lawns ..

Kathy said...

I'm fascinated with the curved beaks on these guys.

MTWaggin said...

Really do think those are totally cool birds (but just not the skinny chicken).

Wally Jones said...

Nice visitors!
I love how the young ones look so different. Always makes me look twice!

JM said...

Beautiful Ibis!

MarkD60 said...

Great photos! I take it the brown one is the juvenile?

Paula said...

Amazing birds!! LOVE those long legs!

NatureFootstep said...

hm, my impression was that the two of them looks very healthy. Strange! :)

Casey said...

Very cool shots!

Candy C. said...

Those guys are sooo cool! I don't know why, but I always thought of them as being in Egypt or something! LOL!!

Jill Harrison said...

great bird pics. I need to get a bigger lens to get pics like this.
Thanks for visiting me at my blog today, and have a wonderful week.

Skye said...

Beautiful!

Brian King said...

These are awesome and weird looking birds! Love that dead tree perch! Really great photos!

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Really nice pics to look at!

Liz said...

I am always intrigued at the extreme colour change from juvenile to adult in some bird species!!

Arija said...

Love your ibis photos.

Betty Manousos said...

they are about the prettiest of birds they are.
awesome birds!

Barb Brookbank said...

Amazing birds and they look great on that old tree.

Marie said...

They are just beautiful! How nice that you have so many different kinds of birds come to your pond!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wonderful shots. Love the open-winged one and the one of the adult and juvenile fishing, and the last couple were great as well.

bon bon said...

i've said it before...you should get nature reserve funding. ;)

Rose said...

Oh, I would love to see these...such a strange looking bird.

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