Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Never say die!

While walking the dogs on the golf course one morning last week, Grant pointed to a pair of birds quite a long way away. He thought they might be the resident Egyptian Geese we've often seen there. I zoomed in and as I focused (not too clearly, albeit) on the birds, I said they were Glossy Ibis. I took several photos, we turned around, called the dogs and came home.

Boring...

Or not!

 When I downloaded the photos, I noticed that the one ibis had something in its bill, the meal's legs dangling out either side. 

The bird on the left had something in its bill
A hapless frog dangles from the ibis' bill

As a keen birder and one who likes to photograph every single birding activity I come across, I cannot believe that I was so blase! If I had looked a little closer on my camera screen, I probably would have noticed that the ibis had caught a meal!

I'm linking my post to Our World Tuesday here

Happy Tuesday to you all! 





7 comments:

  1. Great catch, Jo! I love seeing the surprises that come out of the camera when you see the photos on the bigger computer screen. Have a great rest of your week!

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  2. Hello Jo, awesome captures of the Ibis. I like being surprised sometimes. Neat capture of the Ibis and frog.
    Happy Tuesday, enjoy the week ahead!

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  3. great shot. we have seen them get frogs and lizards like that in our front yard. sometimes there are a dozen or more running around in the yard pecking away.

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  4. Not always easy to see the tiny things in the camera screen. Nice shots.

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