Saturday, January 28, 2012

Foto Finish - White

White is the optional theme over at Cat Patches's Foto Finish .

We have a lot of beautiful white birds down here, but these have to be my favorite.

These are Ibises and you see them just hanging out in parking lots and neighborhoods, usually in groups of about 10. They'll move over for you, but really can't be bothered, maybe that's why I like them so much, funky looking and mellow.

At night they usually go up into the trees, although one of the funniest things I've seen, was a long line of them sitting on phone wires, they just look too big to stay up there. 
I took this picture on New Year's Day and thought nature has the best Christmas Decorations.

I hope you'll go on over to Cat Patches and see what other people have offered with this theme. Remember the theme is optional, so you can post any picture you like. White's pretty easy though, I'm hoping for lots of beautiful snow pictures.



  1. I'm with Jake, great photo. I agree they look funny though, with their backwards knees. They make it work though. We have a teenage red tailed hawk that lives around here, and a month or two ago he got it in his head that he could sit on telephone wires. Talk about looking like he shouldn't be able to be up there.

  2. Oh, I love rhese guys. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very cool looking birds! I've never seen them before. Great shots!

  4. Great shot! I love any kind of shore birds. Lucky you to see them all the time.

  5. Those beautiful white birds...and the whole scene...I just wish I was sitting in a beach chair a few yards back. =)


  6. I have to agree, Nature does have the best Christmas decorations. Very nice photos.

  7. A neighbor had two pair of ibises roosting in a tree in their back yard... just outside their back door.
    They tried everything to discourage them... finally cut down the tree!
    They are a wonderful sight in the wild, but a smelly nuisance up close!

    Love your pic - great shot!