30 March 2014

White Ibis

 with an assortment of leg bands;  seen at Hyde Park, centre of Sydney; noted as Australia's oldest park

Details offered here about the banding of the White Ibis.  Research is being carried out to monitor the movements of these birds, and yes, I have sent in my report on these two.  They may well be regulars in the park.

Thanks for your reports! 

Both birds were banded in spring 2007, the first at Centennial Park the second in the City eg Hyde Pk. 








Trips to the city like this I take along my pocket camera Sony CyberShot DSC-HX5

23 comments:

Phil Slade said...

It's a very striking bird to see in a city centre Carole.I'm wondering if those bands say it was originally a wild bird or perhaps an escape froma zoo? Whatever, your pictures are spot on.

Magia da Inês said...

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São lindas e criativas.
Amei seu blog. O post anterior é maravilhoso, parece que o pássaro fez poso o tempo todo para ser fotografado.

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Stewart M said...

I always think the heads of these birds give away their reptilian ancestry.

People often laugh at how much I pack into the few days on either side of work trips - and I say "I don't just work hard at work!"

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

FOREST SNAPPER said...

What a great bill on these birdsand yes those small pocket cameras are great with very good results too.



peter

Marco Luyken said...

Hello Carole,
What a beautiful shots of these Ibises. They are so great to see, wonderful!!

Best regards,
Marco

Carole M. said...

thanks Phil; you reminded me to do my homework and sent in a report. I'd done this last year when sending in info' for tagged sulphur-crested cockatoos in Centennial Park. You will find my addition to the post with a link to website with the details on the monitoring of both these birds which you might find interesting.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, i am glad you got the chance to see this beautiful. what amazing colors!! ( :

Montanagirl said...

Hi Carole - You captured this Ibis so beautifully - Love his colored jewelry! lol.

TexWisGirl said...

agreeing with stewart on the prehistoric look they have. :)

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of your Ibis, Carol! They are neat looking birds..Have a great day and week ahead!

Rhodesia said...

Beautiful photos. I am glad that there is investigations on going. It may eventually lead to saving wild life from extinction. Take care Diane

Carol Mattingly said...

I love Ibis as they are so different with their bills.

Brian King said...

A prehistoric yet cool looking bird! The contrast of their plumage is really nice.

Ela said...

What a beautiful bird. I've never seen this bird. It looks very exotic.
Greetings

Lisa Gordon said...

What a gorgeous creature, Carole.
I love that beak! :-)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful shots Carole, all of them with different bands.

Jan Castle said...

He certainly looks happy in his surroundings!!
Great shots Carole!!!
Jan

Roan said...

Regal beauty!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Such an elegant bird with this pure white feathers and the long legs. Gorgeous !
Best regards, Synnöve

Ida said...

What a cool looking bird. Those long, lanky legs are fascinating and I love the contrast of the white/black feathers.

Wally Jones said...

Nice spot to visit in the city. Wonderful photographs, Carole!

The White Ibis resembles our American Wood Stork in size and with the bare head. Our American White Ibis is smaller and has a feathered head.

Interesting post!

Helma said...

The White Ibis looks at you many times better than us in the Netherlands Carole. What a wonderful bird is saying this. Super like you have photographed it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've noticed this before, maybe here or on other blogs from your country, but it is amazing that the white ibis looks so very much like our wood stork (here in Florida) instead of the bird we know as an ibis (which is white). Anyway what an great bird to see in the park.