Saturday, April 2, 2016

"Out behind the house" American White Ibis

It's not unusual to see a white ibis here in Florida but it's still a thrill to see one in your backyard.

 

We live on a golf course and I'm pretty sure this beautiful white ibis was planning an afternoon round of golf! (he's just off to the left of this photo, not quite ready to tee up! I should have 'photo shopped' him in! lol)

 

Can I get a little closer please?

 

Oh, excuse me for sneaking up behind you!

 

Isn't it fun to see the unexpected in your own backyard?

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.




30 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

So colorful against that green grass!!

Susie said...

Diane, I love the wonderful bird photos you bring us. I would love to see such a bird here. I love seeing new things too. My goodness your back yard is awesome. :):) Blessings for a great fun filled weekend, xoxo,Susie

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you have a great yard bird there. I love the White Ibis. Your backyard is beautiful. Lovely views.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Joyce Mayer said...

Happy weekend. I am always thrilled when we see wild turkeys, they are so beautiful.

Expecting a freeze tonight but I am going to buy some cooler weather herbs today, I miss cooking with them fresh from the garden during the winter.

Hugs to all.

Susan said...

How great it is to be so close to nature! I love seeing the Ibis, XOXO

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great photos! I love that bird!
hugs,
Linda

Sam I Am...... said...

I once saw a bear and a "troop" of armadillos neither of which I wanted in my yard! LOL!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hi. I'm visiting from 'Viewing nature with Eileen,' and found a fellow Floridian. I hail from Tampa...love showing off the flora and fauna around. Look forward to following you. Cheers. -Mac

Carola Bartz said...

I would be thrilled by a sight like this as well! Have a lovely weekend as well.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a nice surprise Diane. Regarding your comment on my recent post about the sugar bush I have extra boots and coats and scarves should you come for an adventure. :) You won't need them from June to October though. Come on up for a visit anytime! Hugs. Pam

shortybear said...

like the photos.

Diane said...

Wow! Thanks for posting!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Florida has such wonderful birds! You got some great pictures of your Ibis!

Gayle atMuldoon said...

I would be especially surprised to see an ibis in our back yard ;) Wonderful captures of this beauty.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, like ve the pictures of the green grass and pretty Ibis.Blessings Francine.

Anni said...

This is marvelous!!! A beautiful backyard scene of the golf course, AND a wonderful, in breeding plumage, white ibis!! Lovin' it.

Thank you so very much for sharing and adding your link for us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend. Your participation is always appreciate.

TexWisGirl said...

i love these quirky birds. they stop in here in the fall sometimes. :)

Lorrie said...

What a wonderful visitor, Diane. The curved red beak is a dangerous looking thing. He might be a great opponent on the golf course.

Peggy Jones said...

The only way I know about the Ibis is through the crossword puzzles. Have never seen one but your photographs are great. Thanks for sharing.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very cool bird! You don't see that kind around here.
warmly,
deb

Linda H said...

He's handsome!! I sure love seeing all your green grass... we're still waiting for things to "green up" here...

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my - what a surprise - and what a majestic bird. I'd love to see one - you have such wonderful wildlife. Your header is gorgeous - and I sure would have liked to see that big white bird hit a golf ball on the golf course. Lovely lovely views. See you Wednesday my dear - it is going to be fun fun fun. Big surprises coming.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That ibis knows you love critters and was just paying you a friendly visit. Enjoy Sunday.

Lisa said...

What a wonderful view you have complete with wildlife! I have never seen an ibis before. He is so majestic! I know you were thrilled to host this visitor.;-)

Lowcarb team member said...

Beautiful bird
Beautiful scenes

All the best Jan

handmade by amalia said...

A fun guest. Lucky you.
Amalia
xo

Stacey said...

How fun. I just love it when critters come around. Lately it's been a skunk or two here. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are handsome in their breeding colors this time of year! The Sandhill family is back on our golf course this week!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my, what an unusual looking bird, and to see this in your back yard! Florida sure has its share of unique birds. This one is spectacular! I wonder if its long beak gets in the way of things hehehe.

~Sheri

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What a beautiful post. The ibis is gorgeous. Prunella thanks you for your lovely comments. Have a wonderful weekend and good luck with your doll collection :)