This is not the first time I’ve photographed a wading bird in this tree, but from the look of the limb it may be the last.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
March 11, 2023
Or, how a White Ibis stays white.
I spotted this White Ibis off the edge of the boardwalk, glistening from his bath.
I figured I’d missed the action but a couple moments later he took another turn.
He was really rotating his wings…
…sending water all over.
The wiggly lines in the water are reflection of the wire fence at the back of the rookery area that keep the Alligators contained.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm, St. Augustine, FL
February 6, 2023
While most of the White Ibis flock was feeding in the pond a few were bee-bopping along on land.
Occasionally I got a clear view…
…including that fabulous blue eye.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
December 16, 2022
Several White Ibis were perched in some pond-side trees at Magnolia Cemetery yesterday.
From my vantage point most of them were partially hidden, this one with his blue eye just peeking through and his beak nicely lit.
Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
November 18, 2022