Tag Archives: White Ibis

A Marsh Scene

A look at a big marsh scene that included a small flock of Roseate Spoonbills way off in the air, a closer raft of dabbling ducks and a single White Ibis in the foreground.

Raft of ducks in the marsh
Raft of ducks in the marsh, including Blue-winged Teals and Northern Shovelers

A little closer look at the White Ibis.

Raft of ducks in the marsh
Raft of ducks in the marsh

Usually White Ibis are in constant motion in the water, poking and prodding for food, but this one was just looking around.

White Ibis
White Ibis

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
October 29, 2021

White Ibis, Late Afternoon Feeding

The sun was low in the sky and cast a bright light on a small group of feeding White Ibis.

White Ibis
White Ibis and his shadow

A few swamp sunflowers decorated their feeding area.

White Ibis Feeding
White Ibis Feeding

Ibis stay amazingly clean as they probe the mud.

White Ibis Feeding
White Ibis Feeding

Only his beak showed any sign of the local conditions.

White Ibis Feeding
White Ibis Feeding

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 12, 2021

White Ibis Parade

White Ibis are busy birds, poking and pecking as they go along looking for about anything to eat.

White Ibis
White Ibis

Usually in the water, this trio led a parade along the bank of a pond.

White Ibis
White Ibis

The water at the edge of the pond was too deep for them to wade so they worked their way around on the grass.

White Ibis
White Ibis

One stopped to take in the view.

White Ibis
White Ibis

Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
September 14, 2021

White Ibis, All Around

I saw a flock of White Ibis at the far end of the pond, sitting very pretty in a tree with red buds. They stayed put until I got a bit closer, but my hoped for image of a single white bird surrounded by red wasn’t to be.

White Ibis in Budding Maple Tree
White Ibis in Budding Maple Tree

On my way to the back of the pond I spotted a single Ibis that was on a limb hanging over the water. There were a few colorful buds on that tree, but the bird seemed determined to keep his face shaded.

White Ibis
White Ibis

Then a few feet away another Ibis right over the path, showing off his feet and with sun on his face.

White Ibis
White Ibis