July 24, 2015



I loved watching the ibis when we were on vacation in Florida. Your pictures are great. Interesting that the young ones are brown


i think both juvies and adults are cool looking. :)


Ah, cool looking they are indeed, Sallie!! Great shots for the day as always!! Have a great weekend!!

Lady Fi

Wow - how wonderful to see them so close up!


Oh no the ibis knows they cannot keep any secrets from you.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure

Great shots of the Ibis. Have a lovely weekend.


Hello Sallie, The White Ibis are cool birds, I love their eyes and their long bills. Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Kenneth Cole Schneider

When we first moved to Florida the ibises loved trash days because the raccoons would tip the cans and the ibises then congregated to eat any scraps. I called them the most beautiful "trash birds." (Now we have standard collection barrels with hinged lids and the raccoons can't tip them but every now and then one gets trapped inside, to the horror of the householder!) Thanks so much for your thoughtful and encouraging comments on our granddaughter's blog post!


You got some great shots of this group! I guess its easy to mistake the immature white with a Glossy Ibis, The pink beak helps figure it out?


Wonderful shots of the birds.

ellen b

Very cool.


What fun looking birds! AND BIG!



It's fun seen this "kids" up close, Sallie. I would never tire of seeing these, and all the other exotic birds of Florida.

Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

To have ibis in your own neighborhood....how awesome is that?!!! Just down the corner, I have ibis...and the street over, you can probably find some herons now and then....lucky you. You're living right.

Thanks for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'


How interesting. Nice to see the juveniles with the parents and different plumages.

Lavender Dreams

The dark ibis is a very neat sighting. We saw a whole flock nearby one time and still believe they were migrating black ibis. Love your photos my friend. It's HOT down here but the afternoon showers have made is nice. Hugs, Diane


Dearest Sallie; When I started reading, I wondered what you mean "by themselves", haha, my poor reading :-) How Fascinating to have the knowledge♪ I learned the word 'plumage' through blogging; it is so interesting to see the change of it so drastically☆☆☆ In Japan we know them as a Endangered Species. Isn't it GREAT you can see the beautiful wild ones close to you♡♡♡
ps; Your kind comments always encourages me, Dear friend. Have a wonderful weekend and hope not too hot like here where the rainy season seems over:-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Hildred Finch

Lovely elegant birds Sallie - interesting about the change in colour, but then that is quite common in nature I guess - ermine, weasel, etc. etc.


Great comparison photos of the adults and juvenile. Our Australian white Ibis does not have this color difference - but they are "trash birds" - unfortunately.


Very cool birds for the Critters Meme, Sally!
It is such a joy to see these guys!
Nice photography!
Have a Great Weekend!
Peace :)


Funny to think of them in an RV park....


Just like the swans but very much darker ! A good way to recognize your child in a crowd !


I love your ibis--their long, curved beaks are very neat:)
Blessings, Aimee

Stewart M

Nice ibis - I was taking some shots of one of our species last weekend - they may pop up on WBW soon.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne


Nice family portrait. :)


Looks like a very happy ibis family!

Penelope Puddlisms

Thank you so much for mentioning your great-grandson reading WMU. It made my day! I also responded to your comment about the tours in my post about Juneau.

These common ibis birds in Florida would be highly uncommon to see in my neck-of-the-woods. Their bent beaks are magnificent and remind me a bit of a sickle. Probably come in real handy for catching fish!


Interesting. Do you think the Black bird knows he's black. I bet his mother loved him anyway. don't think I've ever seen a black Ibis.


What pretty birds. I think Oregon and Colorado must have swapped climates for the last couple of months, as May was the wettest month ever recorded in my city, over 9 inches of rain!

artmusedog and carol

Great macro shots of the 'feathered friends' ! Delightful post and thanks for coming by ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol


You "meet" the best birds in FL, Sallie.


That is interesting, I wouldn't have thought it was of the same kind. We have an epidemic of ibis in our cities and parks.


yes it is hard to understand really the large difference in colors between adult and young :)


The only time I've seen an Ibis is at the zoo. Lucky you!

Chris Rohrer

This is great. You got the RV and nice visiting White Ibis. What else could you want?! Birding made super easy:)

Pat Ulrich

I always enjoy watching the white ibises strutting around when I visit Florida!


How exciting to get to see these wonderful birds, and often! Great shots!

Mary Howell Cromer

They certainly are fun birds to observe and I got to see some last late Winter when I visited FL~


Beautiful birds. I love that long curved beak.


Thank you for Ibises :)
Have a nice evening

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