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Ibis Notes

Reminding me of musical notes on a staff these White Ibis were writing a song in a dead tree.

White Ibis in Tree
White Ibis in Tree

However, they weren’t all carrying the same tune, and seemed to covet each others’ spots.

White Ibis in Tree
White Ibis in Tree

Being “king of the hill” is a popular bird theme.

White Ibis in Tree
White Ibis in Tree

Pushing right to the limit, this fellow held a long note.

White Ibis in Tree
White Ibis in Tree

I circled around to get better light and most of the Ibis had moved on to another song.

White Ibis in Tree
White Ibis in Tree

White Ibis, Dark Pond

I occasionally take a walk to this small pond after checking out the action on the big pond. The pond has  a full tree canopy so the light is usually poor for photographs, but late in the day some dappled sun works through. And some days the walk rewards me with a bird.

White Ibis
White Ibis

This trip it was an adult White Ibis, slowing working his way back and forth, in and out of the patches of sunlight.

White Ibis
White Ibis

Then something startled him and he retreated to a spot above the water at the back of the pond, where he carefully checked the sky.

White Ibis
White Ibis

White Ibis

White Ibis usually travel in groups but this one was by himself searching the edges of a small pond. There is a full tree canopy over the pond so not much direct light gets to the water, and the reflected light appears in  lots of colors.

White Ibis in Pond
White Ibis in Pond

Back and forth he went with an occasional sweep of the water with his beak, hunting for food.

White Ibis in Pond
White Ibis in Pond

Reflections of some Cyprus Knees and a few dapples of sunlight changed the look of the water as the Ibis moved along.

White Ibis in Pond
White Ibis in Pond

Goodby 2018

2018 has been a wonderful year of observing and photographing the wonders of nature, mostly birds in the low country of South Carolina. Thank you for following along.  I appreciate all of your comments and observations.

Snowy Egret Fishing
Snowy Egret Fishing, with Reflection

I end the year with a Snowy Egret fishing in a rice field canal, taken on one of the few sunny days we’ve had lately.

Snowy Egret Fishing
Snowy Egret Fishing

A White Ibis dropped in amazing close to the Egret considering all the unoccupied space nearby.

White Ibis Photobombing Snowy Egret Fishing
White Ibis Photobombing Snowy Egret Fishing

Nonplussed, they both moved on.

White Ibis Landing Snowy Egret Fishing
White Ibis Landing Snowy Egret Fishing

Best wishes for a peaceful and healthy 2019!

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