Friday, February 15, 2013

Four Ibis



Or Ibises.  Or Ibices.  Or Ibi.

These guys were scooting into the water looking for small fish, then retreating when the waves came in, then scooting out again, then retreating . . .

Like reflections?  Click here.

27 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

They are spectacular birds, I confess I didn't know the name, thanks!
Your picture is wonderful, I like the two beautiful moments in this peaceful beach!
Léia

Stefan Jansson said...

We call this family of birds Vadare, which translates to walks in water.

Andy said...

That's neat how you captured the reflection on the wet sand.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I like the color coordination between their beaks and legs

Birdman said...

One's kinda shy in that first one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A gang of Ibis, excellent capture Jack..super watery reflections..Happy weekend.

Taken For Granted said...

Wonderful looking birds. Never have seen an Ibis here in the north country.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful! I always love to watch the Ibises -- uh, whichever, when I'm at the coast. Great captures and terrific reflections for the day, Jack! Enjoy your weekend!

Sharon said...

they really don't like to get their legs wet. These are nice shots.

'Tsuki said...

I just love this kind of birds behaviour on the beach... Here in Brittanny, every end of spring we see bands of lots of little birdies following the waves all together like that, and it is so cute ! I couldn't resist filming them : http://lunedemaledaumon.blogspot.fr/2010/01/21-secondes-de-bebes-mouettes-jouant-au.html

VP said...

So white, so beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

made me laugh. ibi! :) lovely shots!

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting looking birds, Jack!

cieldequimper said...

It's a nice way of spending ibis time.

Karen said...

Fabulous captures. Well worth enlarging!

LOLfromPasa said...

Terrific photograph, Jack. Reflections good too :).

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

I'd like to know what they are saying to each other as they potter along.

Lowell said...

I'll bet you scooted just like the Ibis did. Nice reflections, though. '

You don't appreciate the seasons in the far southern reaches of Florida 'cause there are no seasons. There is only one season: the hot and humid season.

So, play lots of golf and take lots of showers.

jennyfreckles said...

Hah, I don't know the plural either. I don't actually think I've ever seen more than one at once.

RamblingRound said...

I haven't seen these birds on the Alabama coast. Gosh, it looks warm there! Makes me want to fly south for the winter.

Randy said...

Beach bums.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos! I'm glad we aren't getting much snow from the latest storm.

SRQ said...

Ah...the ibis. Always the first bird to return after a storm (or so the saying goes.) Love those long, orange hooked beaks.

JM said...

Love these birds, although I think I've never seen them completely white in person. Guyana has the most amazing: the Scarlet Ibis (which I haven't seen either... LOL!)

Audrey said...

superbes oiseaux et haaa la mer ;o)

Jilly said...

Beautiful photography, Jack. Love that first photo in particular. Beautiful birds, beautiful reflections and curve fo the water.

William Kendall said...

Very striking looking birds, Jack!