My post yesterday about Red Tailed Hawks had me thinking about birds today.
I am a little tired tonight after two days of team building exercises, so tonight I will simply share pictures of three more birds with just a little commentary.
Here we have an Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) that is posing in the Royal Botanic Gardnes in Sydney, Australia. The Australian White Ibis is in the same super species complex as the Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus). Currently it is considered a separate species, but that may change at any time, and change again even later :-).
Next up is a more familiar bird.
Here we have a Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) that is standing on a pier in San Francisco. For us that live in California, this is the seagull that is most common for us to see. I really like the way he is posing for me.
For the last picture we go to the southern hemisphere again.
Here we have a Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) wading through the shallows in Punta del Este, Uruguay. We had stopped for lunch during our day trip from our Antarctic cruise and had some time to wander around and take pictures. This beautiful bird caught my eye. I really like the contrast between the white, black and yellow colors of this beautiful bird. Also, notice the recurved plumes on the tail of the bird. They may look a bit unkempt, but they are essential in that they are one of the signs that it is the breeding season.
I hope you enjoyed this trio of birds. They are all beautiful in their own way.