Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ibis PHUN


There were 20 Ibis in our front yard on Sunday which is a common sight in Florida, like Robins in the north.

A little known fact about these birds is As the clouds become dark and a hurricane approaches, folklore maintains that other birds look to the Ibis for leadership. 


I named the three above, Duck Rogers, Duckbill Gates and Duck Norris...
I am winging it today on puns, hope I did not ruffle your feathers.. and if your feathers are ruffled, stop being such a turkey... not my fault there are no Ibis Puns to be found in the wide wide world.

Priors Posts on these birds are HERE...


22 comments:

Denise inVA said...

Too funny and how I would love, love, love those ibis in my front garden.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Unbelievable to me!!!!! And you did really good with the puns!! I have seen an ibis once, a black headed one. And that was in the zoo. I love the folklore story, and will now research it because I like it so much. On today's post,Linda Chapman mentions a new video by Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn. I went to You tube and watched it, it is so good, you would like it! She said she will see you in the fall??? I am jealous!

Ann said...

No ruffled feathers here. I find this fascinating in comparison to what we have. Of course it takes more robins to fill a yard than it does Ibis.
The snow is coming down pretty good right now so I doubt I'll see any birds in the yard. Wade decided not to go to work this morning because he didn't want to get there and not be able to get back home. He works 30 or so miles away. I unfortunately only work 1/2 mile away.

Mildred said...

I love the pictures. Just last night as we were riding down the road, what seemed like hundreds of robins flew up out of a yard in front of us.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Sandra! I love the Ibis and the puns. My feathers do not ruffle easily. The Ibis do seem to be all over Florida, I just wish they would stay out of the street. Enjoy your day!

Pam Jackson said...

I love Duck Norris (Chuck)! Great photos and we don't have those birds in Nashville. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

From the Kitchen said...

I'm looking out on robins, cardinals, wrens and the occasional falcon. There isn't an ibis in sight!! If there were, they would blend in with the snow!!

Best,
Bonnie

Madi and Mom said...

Duck Norris...now that is a good one. I b(i)s Ducking when he is around cause he is Kong Fu King
Hugs Cecilia

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness they were all in your yard? Amazing.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, that's a lot of them in your yard at one time. Eating bugs???

Rose said...

LOL...no feathers ruffled here...cannot imagine having those in my yard.

G Dazeez said...

Big birds with pink legs! Kind of reminds me of our blue herons, their knees bend backwards. Duckadoos!

Cat Lover said...

What beautiful birds! I couldn't imagine looking out my front window and seeing them all over the front lawn.
Take care.

DawnTreader said...

Oh wow!! None of those here...

Mevely317 said...

So cute!
... But I want to know how you keep Rogers and Norris apart? Gates is the one with the beady eyes, right? (hee-hee)

Lois said...

Cute names! Lovely photos of the ibis. The two in the first shot look like they are marching.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Now you have my attention...just why are the ibis 'leaders' of hurricanes y'wonder?

I think the puns are a bit "fowl"...but hey who's countin'?

Neat birds...and neat to have so many in your yard. We've had two at one time...that's all.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh wow!!! I would be thrilled to see one but to have so many on the front yard would be amazing.

pattisjarrett said...

Are you sure they were real? Someone didn't pop some plastic ones out there to commemorate a birthday or anniversary? LOL Oh, that's flamingos, isn't it? Oh well, guess I was just being a turkey.

Dory and the Mama said...

TeeHeeHee...Duck Norris

SweetMarie said...

you're really making me miss Florida today. :) Ibis use to visit us regularly back in Orlando. we do have a lot of Robins here but they're not as interesting.
we had a little snow on Sunday morning, it melted by lunch and then it was sunny and 50 degrees. so thankful we're not having storms.
hugs,
Marie

jandi said...

in Johannesburg, we have ibises called Hadedas... google them!