Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A blushing Ibis

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I've been having so much fun linking up to Paying Ready Attention.  And I've been learning a lot too.  Now I know that this White Ibis is displaying breeding colors with the red face and legs.  Or at least I think so.  What I know for sure is that I love this photo mostly because of the background.  And where it was taken.  At Lover's Key State Park.  My favorite Florida Beach.  There is nothing I like better than snapping photos with my swimsuit on and my feet in the sand.  And this Ibis posed so nicely for me.

For a little laugh check out last Friday's  If I had bird feet... post. What would you do if you had bird feet?

15 comments:

prairiebirder said...

Great photograph, Sharon!

mick said...

Great photo. I like both the bird and the background. Ibises here in Australia don't get color like that - very interesting.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful photo.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, wow. I definitely think you've captured the breeding colors to perfection. So striking!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your ibis is prettier than my ibis ;>)! We didn't make it to Lovers Key this season....next year for absolute sure.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

A striking bird, and you got a great shot! Do the colors of the face and legs change when it's not breeding season?

Hilary said...

Oh wow.. what a cool looking bird. And he has bird feet!

Arija said...

Whatever did you say to make it blush so???

poppylocke said...

Wow, what a bird! Amazing photo! If I had bird feet I'd dance with the ibis :D

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I wouldn't be happy because I would have to buy EEE width tennis shoes :)

TexWisGirl said...

he is VERY vivid. i'm guessing you're right about the breeding color!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

This is a perfect shot, he looks like he is posing for you, and what great bright colors! I also wonder what the colors change to in non-breeding season.

NatureFootstep said...

nice shot of the ibis. :)

Stewart M said...

Splendid looking bird - and I like the dog with the pants post too!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

Pat Tillett said...

An odd looking and beautiful bird! Nice photo...