We rarely see ibis here. In the sixteen months we have been here, I can count on one hand the number of days I’ve sighted them. The last time we had Straw-Necked Ibis here, they arrived at dusk to roost and were gone at first light. Given this, it was a surprise to find a solitary Straw-Necked Ibis wandering around with two Australian Wood Duck, looking for insects and worms in front of the house when we returned from a family lunch today.
In trying to get closer to the bird to take better photographs, I took one step too many and scared it away, so I hope it returns soon.