Monday, April 9, 2012

Ibis- Vacancy HERE


 Flocks of American White Ibus are a common sight in our neighborhood, they wander in our yards poking those long ugly beaks down in the grass eating whatever it is they eat. I took these from our garage, they are easily spooked, so can't get close.    (no clue why the neighbors painted the door orange a few weeks ago, the house is PINK)
P.S. if your house is pink with an orange front door, just Snap! Me

 The odd thing is, we have been here for 22 years and never have we seen one of them in a tree.

 We were in the back yard playing ball with Jake and heard a loud flutter and 20 of these ugly guys settled in our pine tree and just sat there about 20 feet above my head.






 They were just far enough away, that is was hard to get a good photo, so i put out a sign on the limb that is 10 feet above the ground. Hope they can read....... I really need them to sit there for easier access of my camera lens
UPDATE : 11 AM
thanks to my friend in Ohio, Janice for letting me know Ibis is spelled with and I not a U.... No wonder the IBIS did not come to the IBUS limb

36 comments:

Maple Lane said...

You got some great shots! I've never seen these before and how strange about them getting in the tree.

Just yesterday, I noticed blue birds had filled the vacancy in our blue bird box!

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

What interesting birds! Great shots of them... how cool to get them in your tree!

Janie said...

Oh Sandra you are so creative, I could just see your or me climbing up the tree to put in a IBUS sign!
You have flocks of those beauties in your yard, and wandering around, so nice.
We have wild turkeys that frequent certain areas. Life is never dull.
Wonderful post.

Monica T. said...

You got great shots in spite of the distance!

SquirrelQueen said...

I always thought they were pretty birds from a distance but then I never got a good look at those faces. They are a bit funny looking.

I think it is a strong possibility that your neighbor is color blind. What else would explain that orange door?

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

these are terrific shots!!
great macro captures, too!

you're so lucky to have that lovely sight in your neighborhood.

such beautiful birds!

Remington said...

Great shots! They are big birds! You certainly are creative....love the sign....ha ha!

Snapper II said...

Do not sit under them. LOL

Eva Ason said...

Great shots again - interesting birds! I wouldn't sit under them though...hehe...Not sure about the door at your neighbors house...wouldn't mix those two colors, not even as an artist I would...
Have a great day!

Eva

diane b said...

We have Ibis here too, every where. They are a little different to yours and I think yours might win the ugliest contest.

Catherine said...

You know I like me my birds Sandra but these ones? Yea...not so cute!

Pink house with an orange door...interesting... ;)
xo Catherine

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful (sort of) birds. Great shots. And, I'm white on white. Boring. All my color is inside the house.

Pam said...

What a beautiful series of shots of the white ibis, Sandra.
Love the last one.. giggle :)

LC said...

Uh oh! You put the welcome sign out via photoshop only, I hope. And I hope there is not an ibis rookery in your tree's future. Although it might be a source of photo subjects, if ibis rookeries are like some other shorebird rookeries I have encountered, puuuuuuuuuuueeeeeee!

TexWisGirl said...

sure hope the ibis don't roost there! could get really messy - like egrets.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

An orange door on a pink house! Very interesting! Maybe they really got an urge, to shake things up a bit.... ,-)

Eouuuuuuuu, they are kind of ugly, are they not?

And you were certainly in a *dangerous position,* when taking one of those pics. Mmmmmmmmmmmm... I'd not want a big bird like that, to poooooooo-on-me! -gigggles-

"Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!"
~William Hamilton Gibson

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Beautiful shots as usual!

I love seeing what is "normal" in other areas. Around here we get squirrels, wild turkey and deer. I think we'd be intrigued to see something like this out the front door (orange or otherwise).

P.S. In your shot the orange door provides a nice pop of color and doesn't look strange at all (Just in case the neighbors pop in). I like it!

RoeH said...

Hmmm. I'd like to have a red door. But not with a pink house. Birds are beautiful.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The ibis has an interesting curved beak! Love the dark tips on the white wings. You got some great shots of these creatures!

SweetMarie said...

These are great pics of the Ibis!
I don't normally see them in trees either, but the other day there was one on my neighbor's roof. Wonder what's up with them?? I just love the one pic where they are in the tree and the sky is so blue and there's one flying in the background...WOW!

Madi and Mom said...

OMC I've never seen and Ibis in person and certainly would never expect to see that many in a tree.
They don't look like they'd be very good at flying but they are.

Our neighbor has a PURPLE door (which we like) but the house is lime green!! MOL
Hugs Madi

Andrew said...

Wow! What lovely birds to see...
I have nothing like them over here.

Rose said...

They are a strange, strange looking bird...look related to a vulture almost....hope you were not directly under them!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I don't see anything wrong with the pictures you got.Yes,I know we always want them still closer.I really don't know about that orange door,not quite my style.

Tracy said...

wow! you could get some of those framed; they are awsesome! What fantastci photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! Funny how you've never seen one in a tree and THEN you see many!

Ann said...

Well they are a unique looking bird that's for sure. Kind of pretty until you see their heads...lol
Wonder why your neighbor decided on an orange door

S. Etole said...

Very unusual bird. What fun to see them in flight.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't think I have ever seen one of those before - gosh you live the most interesting life - I love looking at it through your lens. sandie

Deb said...

I LOVE your new header...so pretty...cool birds...

George said...

I hope the ibis take you up on that vacant limb, but I think you got some great pictures from the perches they chose.

Debra Dickinson said...

It's an Ibis BUS stop. :)

Very creative with those photos my dear. Nice job!

As you know, I have been without internet for almost 4 days. When I finally got to log on, I opened your website and your banner took my breath away. Beautiful!!!!

Angela said...

Those are some very cool looking birds! I know I've never seen them before. They are ugly in a way especially the one with the red beak but the others are pretty.

photowannabe said...

Fascinating but kind of ugly birds.
20 over your head sounds a bit scary.
Love the shots and your "sign".

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, Great pictures of the Ibis... That was a big group of them... How did your doggies respond to the Ibises?

They aren't the prettiest birds on the block --but that's okay... They are special ---just like that orange door across the street... ha ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

I see I have been here before...still they are amazing.