15 July 2006

Ibises


Last week Grumpy blogged about our encounter with some elusive ibises.

Here's my favourite photo of the gregarious chaps.

The last time we'd seen them, the sky was sunny and blue but I thought the clouds were far moodier and more apt.

The tree is dead so its branches are permanently bare. It's a large and rather grand old thing. I like the idea that even though its leaves and flowers are long gone, it occasionally has another kind of adornment to help show it off to the world.

4 comments:

Laursink said...

What a great picture!

Spud Mack said...

Are you aware that when a male Ibis wishes to mate it will sit on a open branch in order to attract a female. Apparently it also has attracted yourself a human female, maybe men should also sit on open tree branches so that women can come and simply choose a mating partner.

hazelblackberry said...

Spud Mack - apparently it has, if, and only if, I was a human female.

Peter Hotchkin said...

I also understand that an Ibis can give itself colonic irrigation - making it the ideal emblem of the Irritable Bowel-syndrome Information Service...