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:

  1. 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 :)

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  2. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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

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

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  12. Beautiful bird, with beautiful blue eyes!

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  13. 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*

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

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

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  16. 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!!

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

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

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

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  20. 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...

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

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  22. Excellent series of photos!! I really enjoyed them.

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

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

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  25. 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.

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

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  27. beautiful photos of a magnificent bird

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

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

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  30. Nice profile shot of the ibis Eileen!

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  31. 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

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

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  33. Wow! Fantastic shot Eileen. What a beauty.

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

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

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  36. 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!

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

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  38. What a beautiful bird, and so tropical-looking.

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

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  40. Wonderful shots! Those blue eyes are so beautiful.

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

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  42. 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.

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

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  44. Wow! Great photos of this fantastic bird!

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

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

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

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  48. 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!

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