More Birds

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.

Australian White Ibis - Sydney, Australia

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.

Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) in San Francisco

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.

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) in Punta del Esta, Uruguay

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.


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4 Responses to More Birds

  1. I did enjoy them 🙂 Lovely photographs and lovely commentary to match. Thanks!

  2. Boomdeeadda says:

    Great shots Steven, it’d be nice to fly south for the winter when ever I wanted. My Sister-inlaw has a large lithograph of the Snowy White Egret by Tory Peterson. I don’t know if you are familiar with him. A naturalist and original environmentalist. Wrote many birding handbooks. I guess her grandma passed it down to her (their last name is Peterson but no relation)

  3. Glenda McDougal says:

    Lovely unusual birds. Great photography …

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