It Starts And Ends With One
Late this afternoon we had some juvenile white ibis show up in the marsh area.
At first just one came in but he was quickly joined by two more of his friends. They mostly just stood around on one leg for a while before gradually walking away one by one. (they didn’t fly away…they walked)
Finally we had one lone young ibis remaining, and he slowly made his way toward me along the shallow water before heading farther out into the marsh with his friends.
Beautifully clear shots, with wonderful reflections – I especially like the delicate ‘high-step’ action in the third photo!
Hey thanks a million! So glad you enjoyed seeing the youngsters. They are fun birds and make these cute little grunting sounds. 🙂
Beautiful shots and what great nature you have in that marsh.
Thank you Linda and yes we have some interesting wildlife out there.
Just amazing, Phil, and those reflections! 🙂 You always manage to catch your birds doing interesting stuff. Do they normally stand on one leg? 🙂
Thanks for looking Sylvia and many of the wading birds such as herons, egrets, wood storks, ibis and even the spoonbills will stand on one leg when resting.
I can do that too, but have to concentrate very hard. 🙂
You are allowed to switch back over to your other leg if you get tired. The birds do it. 🙂
Thanks for telling me. 🙂
Hey I’m here to help. 🙂
Awesome shots , Phil !
Thanks very much utham, glad you liked seeing the ibis!
Drop dead gorgeous, but then you are the master at National Geographic images at the marsh. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas holiday season.
Oh wow thanks so much! Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year!
Gorgeous photos, love the reflections you captured.
Thanks Charlie, the youngsters are cute. 🙂
Beautiful colors and reflections!
Glad you liked seeing these young ibis!
Stunning captures. 😀
I appreciate that thank you!
Glad you enjoyed seeing the young ibis!
These youngsters, and their reflections, made me smile! 🙂
They had the same reaction for me and the little low grunting sounds they sometimes make are comical too. 🙂
The young of all the birds are just so cute!
Yes even young wood storks are cute. As adults those faces can be a bit rough. The juvenile ibis are really funny, they totally behave like any group of human kids would act.