A family of Ibises were hanging out at the boat ramp at Lake Deaton in The Villages, Florida. We had stopped here on our way back to Jacksonville from Tampa on Monday. My camera settings were set for close up shots so the other two birds were not in focus. The two adults were in full breeding colors.
The Glossy Ibis looks black however if you have a good pair of binoculars, you will be able to see deep maroon, emerald, bronze and violet feathers.
Welcome to Week #41 of the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. Week #41 challenge is reflection of birds. The bird(s) and it (their) reflection of themselves and your choice.
Is white a color? Crayola sure considered it a color in 1930 when the white crayon was added to a 16 count box. However, technically black and white are not colors and are considered shades.
Long-legged birds tend to have a pronounced strut when they walk. Long legs are something I know nothing about since I’m only 5′ 1″ tall. I related much better to the short-legged bird challenge.
Week #10 challenge was Yellow or Orange Legged Birds. Lots of ducks and shorebirds, chickens and penguins, a loon and a Scarlet Ibis! Pelicans are my favorite bird…sorry for the prejudiceness, but they are and we had some people American White Pelicans adorn our monitors this week.
Waders are found all over the world on every continent except Antarctica. Identifying waders is pretty easy even for the person who isn’t a birder. Loosely classified are Cranes, Egrets, Herons, Ibises, Rails, Spoonbills, Storks, Flamingos and other species.
Here is the link to this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge. Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Birds Limpkin squawking up a storm with about 20 others. White Juvenile Ibis feeding Black-Crowned Night Heron preparing to strike American Coot