The Great Egret, reflecting his regal stance. Isn’t he a beauty? Or she. Isn’t it nice that each is equally beautiful? Here he stands, alone in his domain, in the quiet where the only sounds are the bird noises. I think duck and pelican noises cannot be called chirping.
Closer inspection is definitely required. The white-faced part of this Ibis’ name seems a bit odd to me, since the only white on them is a ring around the eye and that is not there when they are in their winter plumage. I love what I can learn when I search endlessly and find apps that tell me everything (almost) I might ever want to know. Except I must admit that I could not find this bird in the Peterson app, or at least I could not identify it from that app, and was only able to learn what it was when we went to the fair the next day and talked with a woman at a birding booth. After which I downloaded the iBirds Plus app, and found it in there.
Sorry, for the interruption there. I know, my wandering a bit broke the suspense of the confrontation. Please accept my apologies.
From below, this is the bridge over peaceful waters. No troubles here. Serenity. The water flows, life follows its pattern for humankind and feathered friends. I could sit here staring into these waters for hours.
Thank you for joining us again. It was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours, don’cha think?