Glossy Ibis

First Afternoon Visit to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

June 10, 2017 - If you're curious to compare the White-faced Ibis to the more familiar (in Florida) Glossy Ibis, here's a photo of the Glossy....  The Glossy Ibis in breeding colors has a blue line around his eye, where the White-faced Ibis has red and white.... Read more

Glossy Ibis

Springtime Birds at Circle B Bar Reserve

February 28, 2016 - I saw more Glossy Ibises and Tricolored Herons on this visit than I've seen in a while....  Note to self: remember that the white near the Glossy Ibis's eye is a breeding plumage thing, not to be mistaken for a White-faced Ibis!... Read more

In Search of Babies at Circle B Bar Reserve

April 10, 2011 - I watched a Glossy Ibis with a bad leg hopping around as he fished for his breakfast.  Then I spotted another bird, who scooped up a frog as I watched.  I had a great sun angle on the bird, who tossed the frog around for a few seconds before the…... Read more

The Newest Celebrity at the Circle B Bar Reserve

April 2, 2011 - Juvenile Barred Owl There is a Red-Shouldered Hawk nest in a tree very close to the Barred Owl nest.  So there were some good hawk fly-by opportunities as we stood watching the owl.  I dialed in a couple of stops of exposure compensation and shot.  This one was my favorite:…... Read more

The Bird Paparazzi Grows at Circle B Bar Reserve

January 22, 2011 - American White Pelicans (HDR) A Glossy Ibis made a tasty catch among many Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks.... Glossy Ibis with fish A King Rail has been staying in about the same spot for the last week.... River Otter Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch (heard), American Robin, American White…... Read more

Glossy Ibis

A New Place to Explore: Viera Wetlands

November 26, 2010 - Blue-Winged Teal Plenty of White and Glossy Ibises were searching for their breakfasts in the shallow water.... I caught this Glossy Ibis in the moment that he nabbed a tasty morsel...... Glossy Ibis I was excited to see these female Ring-Necked Ducks.... Read more

Glossy Ibis

Lots of Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 24, 2010 - Back on Heron Hideout, this Glossy Ibis posed for us.... Glossy Ibis Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Common Moorhen, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Meadowlark, House Wren, Glossy Ibis, Gray…... Read more

Glossy Ibis

Lots of Little Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 10, 2010 - Prairie Warbler As we walked over one of the culverts on Heron Hideout, we saw the usual Tricolored Heron and Snowy Egret, plus this Glossy Ibis.... I think this was the closest I've ever gotten to a Glossy Ibis before.... He was badly backlit by the rising sun, but I…... Read more

Magical Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve

June 13, 2010 - There was a Glossy Ibis nicely lit by the rising sun.  I haven't many good Glossy Ibis pictures, and this one definitely shows off the "glossy" part.... Glossy Ibis Dyeyo and I almost walked by the Purple Gallinule nest.  I looked back and saw one of the adults, then noticed…... Read more