Saturday, August 31, 2013

White Ibis


August 31, 2013

Happy Labor Day weekend!!!!

I am linking up Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-b-birdin   I hope you are joining in and posting your birds and critters. 

These are some of my favorite shots of  one of the White Ibis we saw while on vacation in Florida. I love the color of the legs and bill. We were walking on a trail in the Fort De Soto Park near Tampa when we noticed this pretty White Ibis.

During the first 10 days of the breeding season, the skin deepens to deep pink on the bill and legs. Then the bill fades to a pale pink with a darkish tip.



We saw this bird while walking on one of the nature trails in Fort DeSoto Park on our last day of our Florida vacation.


A beautiful blue eye. The blue eyes remind me of Elton John's song Blue Eyes, Babys got blue eyes, like a deep blue sea, on a blue, blue day.


I will continue my favorite five bloggers list next week.


Thanks for stopping by and  I wish everyone a happy weekend.
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54 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Brilliant photos Eileen. I love those pretty blue eyes! Great video too. You guessed it, we are in the Grand Tetons for the next couple of days :)

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful pictures Eileen.....the white feathers and blue color of the eyes are so beautiful.

Wish you a nice weekend.

Greetings, Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow the White ibis is a beautiful bird. I wonder if we have them here in KY?

Blackberry Lane said...

Lovely and interesting photos, Eileen. Have a nice weekend.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice shots, Eileen! The White Ibis is such a handsome bird and wow! its eyes are a lovely blue.

Sue said...

Very nice shots, Eileen.
Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

Carole M. said...

wow they're spectacular Eileen; I'm sure I haven't seen these ones before

Lynne said...

Pink legs and bill against the pure white . . . topped off with the brilliant blue eyes . . . loved this Eileen . . . Elton John too!

Giga said...

Oprócz pięknych białych piór, koloru oczu o nóg, Lubię patrzeć na ich zakrzywione dzioby. Pozdrawiam.
In addition to beautiful white feathers, the eye color of the legs, I like to look at their curved beaks. Yours.

kim said...

What an incredible looking ibis, so colourful and different from the ones I'm used to. Lovely series Eileen :)

Kerri Farley said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Phil Slade said...

What beautiful eyes you have! Wonderful pictures of the ibis Eileen. Have a great weekend of birds and photos.

beyondzephyr.com said...

Beautiful bird, with beautiful blue eyes!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
Marvelous shots of Ibis♡♡♡ Sadly, pure Japanese Ibis extincted in the year 2003. I loved them next to crane p;)

Lots of Love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

katerchen said...

tolle Bilder Eileen und das Lied passt
LG zum Wochenende vom katerchen

RamblingRound said...

Such sharp photos,and I love their ice blue eyes.

Debbie said...

these are gorgeous eileen, what a treat to see the white ibis!!

as soon as i saw those big blue's i thought of ole' blue eye's, frank sinatra!!

have a wonderful weekend!!

Pat said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen. The Ibis looks so exotic to me.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful bird, with beautiful blue eyes.
Very well photographed, Eileen.
Greetings Irma

carol l mckenna said...

amazing shots and amazing bird with beautiful eyes ~ carol, xo

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!
What a beautiful bird!!!White, with pink legs and blue eyes!!!Wonderful shots!!!Great captures!!!I like Elton John and his songs!!!Have a happy weekend!!!Hugs!!!
Dimi...

MJ said...

Goodness gracious... what fine shots you got. How amazing the details. Beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

they're so funky looking. :)

KaHolly said...

Excellent series of photos!! I really enjoyed them.

Jo said...

What a spectacular Ibis. The color of the bill and eye is so striking! Have a great weekend. Jo

Diane AZ said...

So surprising to see the deep pink bill color with blue eyes. How fun to see the white ibis during its breeding season!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Wow! Such brilliant colours.

Linda and I have plans to spend a month in Florida and hope we'll witness some great birding like this.

Julie Nichols said...

Breath-taking!! Beautiful bird & beautiful picture!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful photos of a magnificent bird

Gary Phillips said...

The eyes are stunning!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I love the ibis and this one is gorgeous. Beautifully detailed shots.

Maria said...

Nice profile shot of the ibis Eileen!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of the white Ibis. So beautiful. My favorite is your third shot. This is a great portrait of this bird.
Best regards, Synnöve

Stephanie said...

Stunning eyes and color!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful White Ibis, what big eyes you have??????????

Nancy said...

Wow! Fantastic shot Eileen. What a beauty.

Terri said...

Awesome close ups of this pretty bird. Great shots Eileen!

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the beautiful ibis. I, too, like that pretty blue eye.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Outstanding photographs of the Ibis. As you know, I have had Ibis near the house. They are really interesting and pretty OK around homes. Have a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Ignorant question, when s breeding season?
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario

Al said...

What a beautiful bird, and so tropical-looking.

Carletta said...

What a great portrait that last shot is! Well done Eileen!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots! Those blue eyes are so beautiful.

Brian King said...

Awesome photos! That's one long, skinny bill!

diane b said...

That is a different colour to usual. Great shots especially the last one with blue eyes. Enjoyed the video maybe because I have blue eyes.

Stewart M said...

Cracking looking bird! The red and blue combination is wonderful.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

rainfield61 said...

Baby you have blue eyes.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! Great photos of this fantastic bird!

Lea said...

Great photos of this magnificent bird!
Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

confusedmind said...

I loved this pretty White Ibis!! Great shots!! Thanks for sharing and the special song we listened!!
Have a great new month!!

Montanagirl said...

What a striking bird and you captured it beautifully! Love that blue eye.

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Since we usually stay fairly late into the "snowbird season" we are lucky enough to see the Ibis change in colors from Fall through Spring. I love this bird. Great pictures...and so right about the eyes!

Linda Gross said...

Great pictures of the Ibis.