Iridescent Feathers – the Straw Necked Ibis Returns

The Straw-Necked Ibis must have thought the food worth a return visit, for it was back again this morning. Still solitary, it was sharing the bounty with two ducks, two Corellas, a kookaburra and a flock of Sulphur Crested Cockatoos.  My best guess is that there is some kind of burrowing larvae hatching at this … Continue reading Iridescent Feathers – the Straw Necked Ibis Returns

A Solitary Straw-Necked Ibis

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 … Continue reading A Solitary Straw-Necked Ibis