Didn't Know Rocky Mountains had Ibis

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Crayaco, May 12, 2007.

  1. Took a little walk around a local lake the other day and was surprised to see some kind of Ibis in a pond. I am not a birder and do not know the names of these birds, but I think these are glossy ibis. Not sure on the yellow bird. Took these with D200 and 70-300 VR. No post processing except for cropping.



    Also saw this pretty yellow bird.

  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Glossy Ibis for sure. Very pretty.
    They have great colors when the sun hits them right:>)))
    Nice pics.
  3. Thanks for looking, Gale.

    It amazed me to see these birds. I live in a small town in Colorado. We are surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks and this pond is at about 7200 feet above sea level.

    Maybe I should start looking more closely at the birdies.
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Yes, Ray, perhaps look for more.
    I don't know if it is unusual at the elevation.
    Pretty neat
  5. Hi Ray,

    Since you are in Colorado, I think those should be White-faced Ibis. They look a lot like the Gloss Ibis we see in the eastern half of the US. Nan & I saw White-faced in Baja California last month.

    Bob & Nan
  6. The Colorado DOW has a new web site with info on good birding sites: http://www.coloradobirdingtrail.com/

    I live in Colorado Springs but we have a cabin north of Craig. It's very remote. We have a couple of pair of sandhill cranes that nest there every year. I'm going to try to get some pictures of them this year but I try to be careful not to disturb them on their nests. They frequently come by out ponds to feed on insects and frogs. If I get anything worthwhile I'll post the images.
  7. Bob, White-Faced was another choice. I am bird ID challenged.

    Doug, thanks for the link. I do not do a lot of birding, but this could prove to be a start for me.
  8. WOW, beautiful birdies! Love the colors!
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