White Ibis

Floating Photobomb

The White Ibis was wading in the canal just off the dike at the rice field impoundment. I waited patiently for him to get far enough from the bank to get a clear shot.

White Ibis
White Ibis

Then an intruder! Several Ring-billed Gulls were on the opposite bank in the shallow water. I didn’t expect any to be interested in the deeper water, not thinking they would float, not wade.

White Ibis and Gull
White Ibis and Ring-billed Gull

The Gull continued paddling until he was behind the White Ibis and lifted his head, turning a photobombed shot into a nice bird combo image.

White Ibis and Gull
White Ibis and Ring-billed Gull

4 thoughts on “Floating Photobomb”

    1. Thanks, Greta! Could be as gulls we don’t see a lot of gulls in this area. It always amazes me how tolerant the wading birds are of such intrusions; the intruder is as likely to stir up more food as eat what is there!

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