Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibises appear to look dark at a distance; but upon closer range and good light, they reveal beautiful colors of deep maroon, emerald, bronze, and violet.


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Glossy Ibis


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Glossy Ibis


While watching that last Glossy Ibis, it took flight.


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Glossy Ibis taking flight


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Glossy Ibis taking flight


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Glossy Ibis taking flight


The flight was more of an airborne jump crossover to another area of grasses to continue on with foraging for food, providing even more wonderful photo ops for me.Β  πŸ™‚

(Photos taken at 10,000 Islands NWR within the Everglades NP)



40 thoughts on “Glossy Ibis

    • Thank you, Ashley! The Glossy here are timid too, I sighted these looking through the trees lining the dirt road trail I was on. Right down a little ways after photographing the White-eyed Vireo. It was a great photo op day! πŸ™‚

          • We were OK. It woke me up at 6:30am with rain smacking the windows, rain flying sideways, 60/70 mph winds, some flooded streets, overflowing river & riverwalk, debris stuck in fences… The house is on a small hill with decent drainage. The river is across the street and, as long as Ken has been here, he’s never seen it get high enough to cross the street. Neighbors across the street have had trouble with basements flooding. The last time it was that bad was Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

            The Raleigh area caught it worse than we did.

  1. Great pictures Donna. I haven’t seen glossy ibises up close since a visit to Merritt Island, FL a couple of years ago. They were plentiful there. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wonderful shots! A somewhat goofy bird but shining in iridescent beauty! β€œBlessed by God… The best radiance streaming from the sun and the best the moon has to offer; Beauty pouring off the tops of the mountains and the best from the everlasting hills; The best of Earth’s exuberant gifts…” Deuteronomy 33:13-17

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