Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Glossy Ibis

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless
I hope you can join in and share your wild birds and nature scenes.

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Glossy Ibis.  Lately on my outings I have seen the Glossy Ibis both in Maryland and in Delaware. It is a beautiful bird, especially when the sun hits it glossy feathers making them look iridescent.



The Glossy Ibis seen at the Swan Harbor Farms Park in Havre de Grace, Md. The Glossy Ibis has a white border surrounding the dark face during breeding season. It has a dusky face and dark eyes and a long curved bill.


The Glossy Ibis seen at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.


Glossy Ibis in flight over the Swan Harbor Farms Park in Maryland. They look neat in flight with their long bills in front and with their long legs stretched out behind them.


And a Glossy Ibis seen at the Merritt Island NWR in Florida. They are found up and down the East coast of the USA.

I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post and photos. Till next week's wild bird post. Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's Nature Notes  and NC Sue Wordless

Thanks to all of our hosts. Michelle for Nature Notes  and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Sue the host of Wordless Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

66 comments:

  1. Fabuous bird especially when the sun shines on its plumage.

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  2. Hi Eileen,
    fabulous photos of this black and glossy Ibis. Fantastic shots.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  3. This Ibis has wonderful colours,
    I can imagine how nice they look
    when the sun hits them.
    Beautiful pictures Eileen! :)

    Have a happy day
    Tinna ✐

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  4. There is a lovely with feathers in these colors.Also it looks lovely on the fly. Greetings.

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  5. Such a big bird, nice to see it flying. Must be wonderful to see.
    Amanda xx

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  6. What a beautiful animal and you've captured them in all their splendour. Nice of you to share!

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  7. Que lindo,Eillen! Que teu dia seja assim lindo também! bjs, chica

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  8. Eileen,
    This is such a stunning Ibis-I can tell from your photos that it's coloring is phenomenal, appears to have a burgundy tint.
    Have a lovely Tuesday,
    Jemma

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  9. Good morning, Eileen---nice shots of a bird I'm not familiar with at all--guess that don't like our 9 months of cold-ha ha!

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  10. he is much prettier than our white ibis, and i have not seen one here on the west coast of Florida...

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  11. They're cool birds. Don't see many of the glossy variety down here around Tampa. Some inland in the savannas.

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  12. Hari OM
    Ibis have always fascinated me. They are kind of an 'impossible' bird, yet have no trouble with balance it seems! YAM xx

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  13. Beautiful bird! You sure get around to a great variety, Eileen.
    ~

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  14. What an interesting bird! I love his long beak. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  15. I love seeing these...I would dearly love to see one in real life!

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  16. what an awesome bird...i have only seen these in the zoo!!!

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  17. Olá Eileeninmd; belas as suas imagens.
    Lindo pássaro e essas paisagens.
    Janicce.

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  18. Hi Eileen, I have only seen one a very long distance away and it was flying. Your photographs are wonderful! Have a fantastic day tomorrow!

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  19. Love it's color....different..Handsome bird..Great pictures..Stay cool..

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  20. I just adore these lovely creatures, and just wish I could catch of few of these too!

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  21. What a fantastic bird! Beautiful shots!

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  22. The Glossy Ibis is really cool looking Love the curved bill.

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  23. It IS glossy! You reward every visit, Honey!




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  24. A great series of photos of the Glossy Ibis. I especially like the photos where you have caught that beautiful sheen on the feathers. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. These are beautiful birds! Have a happy day, Eileen.

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  26. I just wanted to let you know that I have included your blog in my "Top 10 Wildlife Blogs You Need to Follow" List. The post is on my blog now.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  27. Beautiful, and I am so happy you shared this and have seen them. We had a KY bird alert 2 weeks ago that a Glossy Ibis was in my county. I went out early the next morning drove 17 miles from home and trekked all over area it had been day before but it was gone, moved on to other parts of the country ;)

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  28. Such amazing looking birds. I was fortunate to see a few last year here in the UK, where they had got blown off course.

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  29. Fantastic Glossy Ibis images, my favourite is the number 1, it is beautiful.

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  30. Lucky you to see glossy ibises in more than one place. They are extremely rare here in Ontario!

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  31. what beauty. interesting coloring. hoping one day to see one of these guys ... i guess i need to get out my binoculars and find one asap. it appears they can walking very quickly. neat-o!! ( :

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  32. Love the plumage and colors of this Ibis.. Nice pics Eileen..

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  33. Lovely bird!
    I especially like the last photo
    Happy Wild Bird Wednesday!

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  34. Pretty pictures with real colors shining through!

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  35. I hope I get to see this particular Ibis one day. It is a beautiful bird. Great photos Eileen!

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  36. Hello Eileen,
    Stunning images of the Glossy Ibis.
    Perfect photographed.
    Best regards, Irma

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  37. Wow Eileen, what wonderful shots. Lovely bird and your last shot is fabulous.
    Have a great mid week. cm

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  38. Boa tarde, lindo pássaro que não é fácil de captar, ele mantém sempre muita distancia com as pessoas, as fotos são de excelência.
    AG

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  39. I'm having modem problems this morning, so if you find several comments from me...I apologize.

    Beautiful post Eileen.

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  40. Great. I love the first.
    We're a few days holiday. I will come back :))
    Besos.

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  41. Great pictures of the ibis, a new bird to me.

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  42. That is a really cool looking bird. Love his colors. Great shots.

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  43. Great shots of bird I have never seen. Thanks
    MB

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  44. Many thanks for sharing your pictures ... and goodness me what a long curved bill that is ...

    All the best Jan

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  45. really good images of the Glossy Ibis. I have seen them in three countries but never came this clsoe :)

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  46. fabulous photos..and yes they look really cool in flight formation

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  47. Great looking birds. When they're in the sunshine, they really light up!

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  48. That's a classy bird.
    I'm behind on my comments but finally feeling human after a nasty cold.

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  49. I really do love that bird! Fun to see your photos from closer to your home and from Florida.

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  50. Great shots - thank you for linking them up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-community-with-holiday-spirit.html

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  51. That's a lovely bird, Eileen.
    The Glossy Ibis has quite the beak.
    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Peace :)

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  52. Dearest Eileen; Oh, Glossy Ibis really is a GORGEOUS bird♡♡♡ And the word "iridescent" is the perfect word; thank you so much for teaching it to me p:-)
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  53. The colors really are pretty. I didn't know this bird till today. Thanks for sharing it Eileen.

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  54. This is a bird I would love to see in person. Handsome bird!

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  55. The Glossy Ibis is just beautiful. Great photos of them.

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  56. They look nicer than the white one.

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  57. We have Glossy Ibis up here in Massachusetts too, but I can never get close enough to them to get a shot.

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  58. Well he does look like he had a great feather blow-out..... This one is new to me.... Michelle

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  59. Wow, what a great bird! I love your photos. The long beak reminds me of our kiwi birds.

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  60. I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and I don't think I have ever seen one. Beautiful bird! Lovely photos.

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