"CLOSE TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW" - White-Faced Ibis

July 22, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

"CLOSE TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW"

White-Faced Ibis - 11 Photos

 

Although with the very hot weather continuing in Alberta, it is difficult to believe that Summer officially ends in September but before that the White-Faced Ibises will begin their migration south. It should be noted that White-Faced Ibises are only found in the Americas.

 

It has been a celebration in colour with the iridescent feathers of this "rainbow" bird.  Now if only the camera could consistently focus on this erratically moving metallic ibis. It may seem to the naked eye, focusing on such a colourful creature would be an easy task but I have also encountered this issue with Wood Ducks in among grasses & shrubbery. What appears to us to be a "stand-out" is actually a masterful disguise. The dark metallic colours of both birds are a distraction to the camera & in attempting to keep up with the bird's walk, the camera's focus can be caught up in the background.

 

So we might be close to seeing the end of the appearance of the "rainbow" but for now we aren't quite there yet.

 

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