Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Glossy Ibis

 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcineellus)

Rarely seen in Ontario, a Glossy Ibis  has been seen for several days in a small, shallow pond wading amongst shrubs foraging for tasty tidbits with it's long curved bill.

Birders

Within minutes of someone sighting it, other birders began arriving to see it and take photos.

Preening and flapping its wings

My husband and I just happened to be in the area so we got to see it too. Serendipity!

Under cloudy skies

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

61 comments:

Revrunner said...

I betcha that Ibis had no idea how wildly popular he was. :-)

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Star of the Lake :)

Andy said...

I have never seen one before. I'm still learning from you Camera Girl.

Pamela Gordon said...

It is a beautiful bird. You were lucky to be there at the same time.

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a beauty! The first ibis I've seen with this colouring, what a stunner.

see you there! said...

What a special sighting. I'm so glad you were nearby and of course had a camera.

Darla

Gill - That British Woman said...

that indeed is a beautiful bird and you were very lucky to be able to see it. Was there just the one?

Buttons Thoughts said...

Wow I can see why it would attract all the attention. It is awesome. Hug B

Sandra said...

I have only seen our white ibis, this one is gorgeous. i love his wings and his coloring. super shot of the think they are hiding photographers. LOL

Montanagirl said...

He's beautiful - lucky you!

Anvilcloud said...

I trust that Tina's lens put those little babies to shame. ;)

What a monster that one is.

Birdman said...

Great catch. A welcomed change from the all white bird.

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome! those are some serious birders!

Debbie said...

what an exciting sighting, your images are fantastic!!!!

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the bird. I enjoyed the one of the photographers too! :)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture of a handsome, long-legged fellow!! Looks as though he was posing for all the photographers!! Enjoy your day!!

William Kendall said...

Quite a distinctive looking bird!

Judy said...

You were in the right place at the right time! Nice shots. And you also captured the big lens photographers, a rare species all it's own.

VP said...

The birders and their cameras are even more spectacular than this wonderful bird!

DeniseinVA said...

So wonderful that you got to see this beautiful bird, and your photos are to be admired, fantastic! I enjoyed the ones of the birders with those long camera lenses too.

edenhills said...

Gorgeous captures! Those are some serious lenses.

Karen said...

Wow, what an awesome find. Terrific photos!

Leora said...

Wow, what a bird. Reminds me a little of the dodo from Alice in Wonderland.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant Glossy Ibis images Tina, and I like the one with twitchers.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous bird!

Cloudia said...

I just saw my first green ibis [on a blog] and now this beauty!



ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

RedPat said...

It is so gorgeous, EG! Another one for your bird book! ;-)

Rose said...

Oh, my goodness, EG! He is one beautiful bird! How lucky you are to get to see and photograph him.

Halcyon said...

I'm glad you were there! He's a beauty.

Joy said...

What an awesome sight!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of the Glossy ibis.. It is a beauty! Congrats on your sighting..

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, love the I'm spreading my wings shot!

Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW!!! Both on the bird and those lenses.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow! He's a beaut!

Kathy said...

Its beak is not as curved as some of the other ibis and it comes really far into its face. I was unable to figure out where the eye was until the last photo. I love the color of the feathers. Such a rich auburn.

mick said...

Great photos of the Glossy Ibis - that would be a bird well worth seeing!

Hannah said...

What a gorgeous bird! I've never seen one of these before either. The iridescent quality of the dark wing feathers gives such a sculpted look. The leaping shot with the wings outspread is fantastically dramatic. I'm wondering what communication system the birders have, do they text each other?

Adam Jones said...

They are fabulous looking birds. Glad you were able to see it and then take such good pictures of it. What a treat.

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! You were just in the right place at the right time. This is a beautiful looking bird and you got fabulous shots of it.

Ginny said...

Wow! Wonderful pictures! I don not think I have ever seen one, even on blogs! He is so big, glossy and impressive!

Mildred said...

Lucky you! And lucky us for you sharing your photos. Beautiful.

Andrew Fulton said...

Fantastic images... many thanks for sharing

Lois said...

Oh wow! That is a beautiful bird. I have only seen white ibises, never one like this!

happywonderer.com said...

Oh my...this is a beauty for sure. How great that you were at the right place at the right time and able to capture it.

Jenny said...

How exciting! What a dramatic looking bird. Wonderful photos of a bird I will probably never see in real life, so thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Lucky you to see this bird and to capture him!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

WOW, awesome bird. You are one lucky lady. It's a good thing you ALWAYS have a camera with you, CameraGirl!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You got some great photographs. Based on your pics of the other birders it looks like they have to be strong to carry those big lens. And wealthy to be able to buy them.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Tina,
Looks like some folks with huge lenses showed up to take photos of this adorable bird. I don't know what lens you use - your photos rock! Well done!!
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Randy said...

Impressive lenses.

Kay said...

That's an amazing bird! I can't imagine seeing one like that around here so I was comforted that they're not common in your area. What a great stroke of luck that you saw it. Great shots!

llandudnopictures said...

A real star!

Frank said...

Tina, your timing was perfect. Glorious shots of a fabulous bird.

Nette Cecilia said...

That was a new one for me ,lovley post ,Nette

Marie C said...

How wonderful! I love being somewhere special quite by accident! Look at those SERIOUS birders with their SERIOUS equipment! I'm in awe! :-) Lovely bird, and you got some great shots!

Marie C said...

How wonderful! I love being somewhere special quite by accident! Look at those SERIOUS birders with their SERIOUS equipment! I'm in awe! :-) Lovely bird, and you got some great shots!

Jack said...

Nice! Especially the first photo. White ibis(es) are very common in Florida, but I don't recall seeing this darker relation.

Bethany Carson said...

What a neat working bird! Great to see the birders taking advantage of the moment.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest EG; Wow, gorgeous looking ibis♡♡♡  I only knew white one :-) Thank you very much for the word "Serendipity"(^_^)v
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Linda said...

Nice shots! He's a beautiful bird!

Chris Rohrer said...

What a cool find!!! Glossy is certainly a rare bird for your area. You have wonderful captures!

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