15 February 2014

White Ibis

Location: Sydney Olympic Park


the bigger picture



White Ibis at waters edge, centre.



Feeding by the Samphire (an older post) - did you know it's a delicacy?

Same day, in the same location, and after a lot of walking, there were historic shipwrecks to be found. 

If you'd like to see them too, I've just made a new post, Historic Shipwrecks of Homebush Bay on Snap Happy Online (my non-birding blog).  Hope you'll visit there too, it's just a little click away.





23 comments:

Kamana said...

beautiful birds!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of White Ibis, Carole.
The fourth picture is my favorite.
Have a great weekend, Irma

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - I have some older images of ibis eating grubs from a sports oval - I found out they were once called the "famers friend" because of their diet.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Synnöve Schneider said...

Marvelous photos of the white Ibis. Amazing pictures !
Best regards, Synnöve

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous. ( :

eileeninmd said...

Carole, your white ibis are cool looking birds. Their heads remind me of the wood storks seen here in Florida. Great photos. Have a happy weekend!

Gordon said...

They are simply gorgious pics, facially they maybe would not win a beauty contest, but they are stil a smart bird.
All the best Gordon.

TexWisGirl said...

graceful birds. (another b&w). :)

Montanagirl said...

I would love to see a White Ibis sometime! They're a beautiful bird. Nice photos!!

Brian King said...

Fantastic shots, Carole! Very prehistoric looking birds, especially with the black neck and head.

Roy Norris said...

Wow, you did get some good images Carole. We have had the rare visit of the Glossy Ibis, although I have not been fortunate enough to see one yet.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh these are such wonderful birds. I've seen them at zoos before (which I never go to anymore). Thank you for the kind comment on the violin.

David Gascoigne said...

African Sacred Ibis, which is very common in Ethiopia, looks very similar.

Deanna said...

What grand looking birds!!

Ida said...

What a cool looking bird. I like seeing birds that I probably wouldn't see if it weren't for great photos like yours.

Lisa Gordon said...

Those beaks are amazing!!!
They are really beautiful creatures, Carole.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful as ever Carole.

Crafty Green Poet said...

such handsome birds!

Ela said...

Wonderful photos of the original birds. Greetings :)

Jan Castle said...

What a pretty bird!!!! Enjoyed the shipwrecks too!!!!!
Hugs,
Jan

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole I love the second shot of the 'twins' but all the shots were great.

Helma said...


Ohhhhhhhhhh ........ This so cool! Really fantastic.
Compliments Carole!

Carol Mattingly said...

Can't wait girl Spring after seeing these.