Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Glossy Ibis

The Glossy Ibis is a common bird found in marshes near the coast. It uses its bill to sweep thru the shallow water looking for earthworms. They have dark maron plumage with iridescent green and purple coverts.







This is my Watery Wednesday post and Outdoor Wednesday
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34 comments:

Icy BC said...

These are beautiful captures, Eileen. What a cool looking bird!

Bob Bushell said...

Good one Eileen. We sometimes have them, and definately are the one of the nicest birds.

Denise said...

A beautiful bird and lovely photos of it Eileen. I have seen the white ibis but never this one.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a lovely bird.I have never seen one,but have recently heard that one was seen in Manitoba.
Blessings,Ruth

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

This is a pretty bird; love the last photograph!

Sanna said...

Very beautiful birds and interesting view!

Elaine said...

I think I have only ever seen the White Ibis. This is a lovely series. I like the first shot with the lovely background.

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for teaching about the beauty of life and nature. Please have a nice Wednesday.

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Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Lovely shots and I like to come nearer and nearer the birds ;)

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rainfield61 said...

They are very busy foor food.

The animals in the wild are so busy at their own business.

So do the monkeys.

EG Wow said...

They are an interesting colour! I've never seen these before.

J Bar said...

Great.
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Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of beautiful birds.

Luna Miranda said...

graceful bird. great photos.

caite said...

I didn't see any ibis, but I captured some out birdies and creatures in my WW.

Ebie said...

Another bird to add to my list. I love the colors and its long beak.

Krista said...

Wow... these are great shots Eileen. What beautiful birds!

chubskulit said...

Wow very unique!

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Lina Gustina said...

Great watery view. Busy birds :)

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Poetic Shutterbug said...

Great shots of this gorgeous bird. I've seen white ones but never this color which is very interesting. I like the color mix.

Maggie B said...

Hi Eileen,
I've never seen an ibis of either colour before so really enjoyed your close up shots.
BTW your iris flower header photo is stunning.
Maggie

diane said...

They are a much better looking Ibis than we have. Great colour, great shots.

luna said...

These are beautiful captures, Eileen, and happy WW!

jabblog said...

Gorgeous birds - it must be fascinating watching them.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You know me....I love watching birds. This is a great array of the fine feathered neighbors!!

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fini said...

thanks for the info. I don't think I've seen this before. I like its beak :)

NatureFootstep said...

This bird is such a beauty. I hope I will see it one day.

Average Girl said...

really spectacular photos!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

a very lovely post!i love the birds...

peacefulgirl said...

I really like your site. I love photographing birds too, but it isn't always easy. Great job!

Ann said...

I wonder how different are they from the grey australian ones.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great shots of the Glossy Ibis Eileen! I do not see them as often as I do the White Ibis.

~ Tracy

Ann said...

Beautiful birds, have never seen them before. The water is almost in keeping with their colour. Really nice shots.

Linnea W said...

What interesting colors...and what a beak! Nice. Thanks for visiting my WW.