17 August 2013

Straw-necked Ibis


This afternoon, driving this road slowly, keeping an eye out for you know what, and good! there's something up in that middle dead tree.  Pulling over to the edge of the road, with camera out the window.  At the top, there's a short fork to the left, check the one under it.  See it?  

The winds are blowing hard, and I'm pleased it's in a stable tree for a photo-shoot, with no foliages blowing in front of it.  Earlier bird photo attempts today were pretty futile for that reason.

Straw-necked Ibis



holding on, it can't have been easy

oops, a big wind gust



a little of the metallic colours showing on the shoulder

22 comments:

Digi-Irma said...

It is your very well succeeded, Carole.
You could get him very close.
Colors of the bird are also wonderful.
Greetings Irma

Joop Zand said...

WONDERFUL pictures of this bird.... i like the colors also very much.... the blue, black and white gives a good contrast.

Greetings and a hug, Joop

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

What a wonderful Ibis ! Grteat captchured onthe tree.
Have a nice weekend, Carol !
Best regards, Synnöve

Roy Norris said...

You have taken some great shots of this strange bird Carole.

diane b said...

Its an interesting colour. Great zoom shots.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! he's really quite handsome! very striking coloration!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You should start off-centering your first shot then begin a new game here..."Can you find the bird?" Then on the next days post you point out the bird. Of course we expect prizes to be given out for those who spots the bird first.

Bob Bushell said...

Great pictures of the Ibis, standing through the wind.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful shots of this wonderful bird. I have never seen one of these! Does your camera zoom lens bring him in this close, or did you bring him in closer in a photo program?

Montanagirl said...

P.S. Hi Carole - I just went back and checked your post where I asked about your camera lens, and answered my own question. Thanks for responding. You and your camera are getting some fantastic results!

Deanna said...

what a grand looking bird!!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome photos Carole! And a cool bird, it is neat seeing these different Ibis. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous photos, Carole! I love the colors on this Ibis. Great contrast with the beautiful blue sky!

Stewart M said...

Strange to see this bird without its head in a waste bin - I thought that was its natural habitat!

I have just written about the perils of driving with a birdwatcher at the wheel of a car, so you comment about the camera on the dashboard made me laugh.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Christian Perrin said...

I always think this species is overlooked for beauty, colour and form. You've done well to show off all these features!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful photos - I love your clear blue sky!

Ruby

DeniseinVA said...

Oh isn't he a beauty? Great photos Carole, I have never seen one of his coloring before.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Really a great shot. I've never seen such bird in real life ;-)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
Gert Jan

RosC said...

These shots are fabulous! Saw a v-shaped flock over us today. Probably about thirty of them. They will be coming across in droves once the Spring arrives.
Hugs,
Ros.

Jan Castle said...

GORGEOUS PICS CAROLE!

Wally Jones said...

What did birders do before the "mobile bird blind(hide)" was invented?

Superb photographs of this beautiful Ibis!

Kerri Farley said...

What a COOL Beak!!!