Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ibis at play!

White-faced ibis are fairly common around the wetlands and fields in the summer, and they are beautiful birds up close, especially in breeding plumage. From a distance they look black, a bit like cormorants, so often get ignored.
Their feathers have iridescent colors - shimmering green, purple, red, brown, etc. depending on what angle you are looking from and the angle of the sun. They squawk like a heron when disturbed but normally do not seem to be too concerned with humans.

Here's a couple I saw today!

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