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FEATURED in "A Vision Of Flight Photography ": 5-21-10

Taken in Marana, Arizona with a Canon Powershot SX10IS 4-20-10

Got off work early and drove around. Was heading back home when these guys caught my attention. Imagine my thrill to see them flying around the farm fields…

In the American West, White-faced Ibis is most often associated with flooded fields and freshwater marshes and ponds. It is slightly larger heavier than Glossy Ibis; breeding adults are distinguished mainly by their white facial feathering, striking red eyes (also on non-breeding adults) and rosy loral skin. Most adults also show reddish legs, especially at the “knees”. Juveniles are indistinguishable from juveinle Glossy Ibises. Both dark Ibises have expanded there ranges in recent decades.

VOICE (Very similar to Glossy)


  • White-faced ibises are declining throughout North America, where continuing threats include draining of wetlands and the widespread use of pesticides.
  • It is thought that the largest white-faced ibis nesting colony in the world can be found in the marshes around the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
  • A group of ibises has many collective nouns, including a “congregation”, “stand”, and “wedge” of ibises.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Angela Pritchard
    Angela Pritchardalmost 5 years ago

    That must be what I saw flying over the housing addition yesterday afternoon. It was freaky, there were so many of them.

  • Nice to see you! This image was just a handful of the flock. I was trying to capture what I could without swallowing any bugs due to my mouth being open in sheer aww of their numbers! It was very cool to see and watch as they flew in a circle to land again to feed.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtalmost 5 years ago

    What an awsome sight to see! And you captured them beautfuly.

  • Thank you very much, they were really cool!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    Grand group.

  • Thank you Sheila!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    wow !! awesome shot

  • Thank you darlin! So good to see you again!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, this must have been quite a sight to behold Kimberly, congratulations on your feature!

  • It was Martin. Where I live it is all desert and no water. So to see this was aw inspiring indeed! Thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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