Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Photos for Lucy

Yesterday morning I wanted to take photos of the ibises you see all around Brisbane.

But when I got close, they advanced on me in a very determined manner.



And then I had to run away a little bit.

10 Comments:

Grace said...

They were probably hoping you had some bread!

We have ibises here in Chch, but I've never been mobbed by them. :-(

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

Oh dear. Scary!

Badaunt said...

Ooh! I bet you could get some GREAT stories out of them, though!

shrinkykitten said...

Hilarious! Maybe they thought you were "mama"!

Magpie said...

Birds can be really scary sometimes, I've been chased by both Swans and Peacocks in my time...not experiences I really want to repeat.

Jesse said...

Hey, there acting like the geese act here.

Birds are wacky. Do those thing coat the parks with droppings? That's the worst.

StyleyGeek said...

Grace -- I don't remember seeing ibises in Chch. Where do they hang out? I guess NZ ibises must be better behaved.

Badaunt -- they don't seem to talk to me like they do to you. I think they were just muttering, "Dinner, dinner, dinner." How do you get them to open up?

Magpie -- I agree: swans and peacocks are the worst. But ibises have REALLY big beaks.

Jesse -- no droppings that I've seen yet. Which is kind of weird, now I come to think of it. Maybe the ones in the picture were just coming to ask me if I had any laxatives.

Lucy said...

thanks :)
I think they'd have trouble getting their big curvy beaks around you. They were probably just hoping for some crumbs.

Grace said...

In the Estuary or Travis Wetland. In fact I'm not sure if I've seen more than one, unlike the (similar-looking) royal spoonbills which form a mob in McCormacks Bay. They're all timid though, you can't get close to them.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Hee hee hee hee hee! I LOVE these two pics together - so funny!