White Ibis

Quiet Afternoon at Orlando Wetlands

April 15, 2023 - You know the rush of springtime rookery activity is starting to fade when you stand there in the heat, photographing the White Ibis wading in front of you.... The light was pretty as the sun started to set, and it shone on this White Ibis who was foraging in the…... Read more

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Migrant-Hunting at Fort De Soto with my Dad

April 18, 2017 -  There were Laughing Gulls, a bunch of White Ibises (in brilliant breeding reds!), a couple of Marbled Godwits, a Reddish Egret, and the Roseate Spoonbill.... After their courtship dance, the White Ibises continued feeding.... Read more

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Springtime at Lakes Morton and Mirror

May 13, 2015 - We spotted a Common Gallinule with two tiny chicks, then we spotted another with juvenile "teenagers."   This one seemed to be asking one of the hard questions of childhood...."Mommy, am I a boy or a girl?" One of my favorite things about visiting Lake Morton in the spring is…... Read more

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Some Birds, the Moon, and Sensor Dust!

November 25, 2013 - Yesterday at the Circle B Bar Reserve, Michael and I came across a group of White Ibis in my "treasure tree" along the Heron Hideout trail....  I've had many lifers in that tree, but I almost passed it without a second glance when I saw just a few common White…... Read more

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More From Indian Rocks Beach

August 15, 2013 -  There were some nice clouds on the horizon on this particular evening, and a small group of White Ibis birds were feeding in the waves in the foreground.... Read more

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Sunset at the Polk Rookery

April 8, 2013 -  There are decent number of Wood Storks, and lots of White Ibis, but not nearly as many Tricolored Herons, Snowy Egrets, or Little Blue Herons as usual.... The rookery is just covered in White Ibises right now.... Read more

Father’s Day at the Polk Rookery

June 20, 2012 - The White Ibis and Cattle Egrets continue to nest at the end of the season.  Also the Anhingas and Double-crested Cormorants nest there year-round.  We saw several White Ibis bringing in nesting material, and some sitting patiently on nests.  A pair of tiny White Ibises was sitting under Mom.  The…... Read more

A Walk Around Lake Morton

April 14, 2012 - The White Ibises were in spectacular breeding plumage.... This White Ibis needed to stretch his wings – badly!  He kept walking around with them stretched straight up.  I sure wasn’t going to object.... Read more

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Shades of Red

March 15, 2012 - The White Ibises at Fort De Soto last weekend were sporting some very brilliant breeding colors.  A group of them fed for me in the little pool near the concession stand on the North Beach.  When bright white birds with great red beaks stand there patiently pulling crab after crab…... Read more

The Two Turtles – Circle B Bar Reserve

March 4, 2012 - Finally the sun started to peek through the clouds and burn off the fog.  By that point it was 10:30 in the morning, and shadows were harsh.  Still I couldn't resist taking some portrait shots of the White Ibises on Alligator Alley.  The adult Ibises are coming into their breeding…... Read more

Even an Icky Day is Good at Circle B Bar Reserve

November 27, 2011 - The best poser was this White Ibis.... Bird Species List (46 total): American Coot, American Goldfinch (FOS) (heard), American Robin, American Wigeon, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue Jay, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Gallinule, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Gadwall, Glossy Ibis, Gray…... Read more

Winter Birds are Returning to the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 23, 2011 - We saw many Glossy Ibises in the marsh, and several flocks of White Ibis flew over as well.... Then this lone White Ibis posed for me on a post on Wading Bird Way.... Bird Species List (31 total): American Coot, American Kestrel, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck,…... Read more

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Nesting Season Winds Down at Polk Rookery

July 10, 2011 - The White Ibis are almost all gone from the rookery.  Just a few family groups of fledglings remained, plus a couple of really late nests under incubation.  I have to get used to their sound each time I go back to the rookery.  I'm used to seeing fully grown ibis,…... Read more

Baby Birds Take Flight at Circle B Bar Reserve

July 3, 2011 - Grackle Grackle The water levels are extremely low, despite all the rains this week.  So I was surprised to see a White Ibis fishing in a wading pond off the Heron Hideout trail.  The morning light was pretty much gone, but the reflections were still interesting.  When the ibis grabbed…... Read more

Father’s Day at the Polk Rookery

June 19, 2011 - Brown Pelican Black-Crowned Night Heron juveniles are all over the Brazilian Pepper in this rookery.  At first Dyeyo was excited to see so many night herons, but after five trips with Herman, he's taken lots of pictures of them.  He refused to take a single night heron picture today.  I…... Read more

Spoon-Feeding at the Polk Rookery

May 29, 2011 - Herman took my dad and me out in his boat again this morning.  The Polk Rookery has changed considerably since my last visit in March.  Then the birds were building their nests, and Great Egrets, Wood Storks dominated the Brazilian Pepper.  Today the rookery was filled with fledgling birds of…... Read more

Beautiful Morning at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

April 3, 2011 - Our first bird of the day was this White Ibis, who probably had no idea that he was casting such a great reflection in the water in front of him.  Look at the color in that beak!  My blog must sound like a broken record...."the breeding colors are awesome"...... White…... Read more

March Photo Walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 26, 2011 - When we finally moved on, we continued to see Great Blue Herons left and right.  This one posed nicely on an open branch, with good frontal lighting.  We also saw Limpkins, Glossy and White Ibises, even a pair of Bald Eagles off in the distance.... Sandhill Crane colt The Sandhill…... Read more

Flyin’ Ibis

February 3, 2011 - Rich and I took a walk this weekend and saw this White Ibis flying overhead.  I've been trying for good flight shots of these guys.  I really like their bright white plumage and black wing tips.... White Ibis... Read more

Bitterns Saying Hello at Circle B Bar Reserve

January 7, 2011 - Common Moorhen I looked up to see a White Ibis flying with a snake in his mouth.... White Ibis with Snake Far off in the marsh, on the north side of Wading Bird Way, you can see flocks of Least Sandpipers flying back and forth.  They used to be too…... Read more

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Snow Geese at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

December 20, 2010 - Snow Geese Dyeyo and I really liked Lake Woodruff.  It reminded us of the Circle B Bar Reserve.  We were there around mid-day, which is not prime bird activity time (or bird photography time!)  But there were hundreds of birds.  We've  never seen such large flocks of Glossy Ibis.  White…... Read more

Cranes and Pelicans and a Circle B Sunset

December 11, 2010 - Flock of White Ibis coming to roost I spotted a flock of at least 10 Sandhill Cranes flying in to roost.... Sandhill Cranes in flight (Blur) Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black Vulture, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Glossy Ibis, Gray Catbird,…... Read more

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Skies Filled with Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 28, 2010 - White Ibis fill the skies The morning was cool and bright -- a nice change from yesterday's cloudy gloom!... Turkey Vulture Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, American Goldfinch, American Robin (FOS), Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black Vulture, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Caspian Tern, Cattle…... Read more

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Windy Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 7, 2010 - Hundreds of White Ibis took to the air this morning over the Circle B Bar Reserve.... The cold and the wind kept most of the birds under cover, but the White Ibises seemed to know how to navigate despite the gusts.... White Ibises On Heron Hideout, the marsh on the…... Read more

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The Coots have Returned to the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 17, 2010 - Roseate Spoonbill I've been trying to get good pictures of White Ibises in flight all summer.... The backlighting made for an interesting effect, though: White Ibis Then a couple of Wood Storks flew in.... Juvenile Bald Eagle Species list: Anhinga, American Coot (First of Season), American Wigeon, Bald Eagle, Black-Bellied…... Read more

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White Ibis with Frog

October 10, 2010 - This afternoon I was pulling into Stoneybrook West after birding at Circle B, and I saw a White Ibis on the sidewalk, eating a nice big frog.... White Ibis with Frog I'm starting to be better at changing auto-focus settings by touch.... Read more

Little Birds Galore at Circle B Bar Reserve

March 20, 2010 - Little Blue Heron We saw several juvenile white ibises this morning.  I don't think I've photographed a juvenile before.... Juvenile White Ibis There were several double crested cormorants out on Wading Bird Way.  It's such fun to watch them fishing.  They go underwater in one place and then come up…... Read more

Our first visit to the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 8, 2009 - We parked our cars and walked to Heron Hideout, one of the main paths.  The marshes on either side of the paths were just covered in hundreds of birds, including herons, white ibises, and some ducks that I didn't recognize.... Great blue heron There were tons of white ibises around,…... Read more