Friday, February 24, 2012

White Ibis

The White Ibis is a distinctive bird found commonly in Florida. Ibis can be seen here year-round probing in yards or wading in the water.

White Ibis
Rockledge, Fl

 Ibis are tactile feeders; they use their long, down-curved bills to feel for insects, frogs, snails, snakes, and small fish.

38 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures Tammy
    so nice these colors and sharpness !!

    Greetings, Joop

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    1. Thank you Joop for your kind comments!

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  2. I love these up close and personal shots of the white ibis, Tammy. I am in awe of all your photos.
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Thank you so much Pam:) I hope you have a great weekend as well!

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  3. Beautiful photos. They look quite different to the Australian White Ibis, which I'm use to seeing.

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    1. Thank you Russell! I just checked out a photo of the Australian version, and they are very different! Very interesting looking!

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  4. Such vivid pictures! They're striking enough to make me take an extra long look next time I see this common Florida bird. Very nice!

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    1. Thank you for your comments Nicholas! I see them often in my yard and they are fun to take photos of:)

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  5. Beautiful images Tammy. I especially enjoy the close up because it shows those baby blues so well!

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    1. Thank you Mia! I love their blue eyes as well.

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  6. I miss these birds! such a great family of birds! Cheers Andy

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    1. Hope you get to see them again Andy!

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  7. Lovely shots. It's a pretty aline-looking bird but beautiful nonetheless.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Laurence! I did get a funny shot of the whole flock in "a line" along the dock rail, but the sharpness was poor.

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  8. Lovely birds, lovely shots and a great attraction for photographers i think ! The clear eyes against the snowy white feathers are made for photos.... well done again, Tammy !

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    1. Thank you for your comments Lorents! These birds are lovely to photograph with their wonderful colors.

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  9. Those are gorgeous shots! I like the color in the face and legs against the white plumage.

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    1. Thank you Brian! I really like their colors as well!

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  10. Que pico más enorme y que blanco más pulcro.

    Saludos.

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  11. these ibis images are fantastic! You are going to crack up - my post for today? my # 26 . . .LOL a White Ibis :-) My Glossy was # 24, the Spoonie was #25, and I don't have a Scarlett Ibis (seen only in a zoo) and I have seen a White-Faced Ibis - which by the way, have you? They look very similar to the Glossy . . . So Cheers today to the White Ibis!! I've been trying to stay organized by category . . . . not sure which category is next . . . .(suspenseful music here)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rachelle! That is some White Ibis synchronicity for today:) I have never seen the White-faces Ibis; I believe sightings are rare in this area. I would love to come across one of course!!

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  12. Meant to say " I haven't seen a White-faced Ibis"

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  13. beautiful images, well done Tammy. Really liking this bird.
    Shaun

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  14. stunning stunning stunning photos...we had a white egret here who was far from home....some people called it an ibis.

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  15. Absolutly smashing bird, the White Ibis is another that I've never heard. Thanks Tammy.

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  16. What a stunning creature, beautifully photographed.

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  17. Wow, stunning photos!
    What a beautiful bird.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mette

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  18. Wow, que preciosidad de ibis! el ojo es espectacular.
    Saludos y buen fin de semana!!

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  19. Hola Tammy bellisima fotografia de este Ibis con su plumaje tan blanco te ha quedado de lujo.Un abrazo

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  20. Such beautiful, crisp images, Tammy. I think he's posing for you ;)

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  21. Stunning! You must feel something wonderful when you can capture beauty like this.

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  22. Wonderful, sharp images of a beautiful bird.

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