White Ibis

White Ibis

Ibis always make me smile. They chatter, a lot, in an “unmusical” way according to All About Birds. There is no mistaking them for something else, by sound or sight with that big beakA small group took off as we rounded the corner of the rice field and this one landed in a tree hanging over the path, nicely framed by the turning leaves.

White Ibis
White Ibis Staring Down

He didn’t stay in the tree long, spotting some of the others who had landed in some open water at the edge of the marsh.

White Ibis
White Ibis in Flight

He touched down gently on the other side of the path showing off his black wing tips.

White Ibis
White Ibis Landing

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