I have always thought...

white birds
I have always thought that stars turn into white birds in the morning light
& sleep with their heads under their wings
until the dusk begins to walk through the streets.
- storypeople

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Straw-Necked Ibis


The straw-necked ibis is found throughout mainland Australia and has fascinating plumage.
Above is one nesting at Coolart wetlands, Somers where hundreds of birds gather each Spring.


They are quite happy to gather and nest with white ibises.


This photo  shows one of about 25 straw-necked ibises grazing on my school oval today.
They love grassland insects such as locusts and grasshoppers.

Details of this ibis HERE!

Linking to:
NatureFootstep Winged
Wild Bird Wednesday
Bird D'Pot

19 comments:

Hanne Bente said...

Lovely pictures! Hanne Bente

Sleepshort Tripod said...

Amazing photos. Superb. Thanks for sharing

Lea said...

We can certainly see how they got their name!
Beautiful photos!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Jenn Valmonte said...

Look at the color detail on the bird's wings! It is so pretty!

Neil said...

Beautiful photos.

Jen said...

I've only ever seen a white ibis, except at the zoo. This one is very interesting.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, these are neat looking Ibis! Great shots, Gemma! Have a great weekend!

Charlotta said...

Fantastic photos. These birds are very exotic to me.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful birds. The colours on the back and on the wings are amazing.

NatureFootstep said...

this is an ibis I have never even seen a shot of before. I like the plumage on the ad bird.

HansHB said...

A great serie of photos this ibis!
We saw these birds in Australia in 2008!

Anni said...

Oh my goodness gracious...what a beautifully colored ibis!!! I would LOVE to see them here. You did good getting great photos.

Jedediah said...

I think I've never seen that species. Love the iridescent plumage.

i stora drag said...

Nice pictures of this wonderful bird! Its feathers almost looks like a rainbow!
Greetings Pia

Gary said...

Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jackie said...

Oh their coloring is beautiful! Great shots!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - I was photographing this species yesterday.

The were feeding on a cricket pitch - while the game was going on!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Lighthousegal said...

Wonderful photos. I love seeing the bigger birds. Their long beaks are so interesting to me as I don't see anything like that in my area.

Kerri said...

Those feathers look iridescent! What a beautiful bird!!!

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