Now there's a face that only a mother could love.. the Australian 'white ibis' doesn't seem to have
any many attractive qualities. Described as a 'trash vulture giving off a foul stench with a croak-like call' seems harsh, I would have said a wee bit creepy :) Last week I was fascinated to see the Ibis roost on Tomato Lake, no idea why the lake is so named, wonder if it may be tomato shaped from the air, there has to be a reason right! Those big babies below look well ready for a gentle nudge out of the nest :)
It's amazing that with all the space available the Ibis seem to prefer sharing what at first looks like a communal nest but is actually several nests piled up very close together.. it's a bit like when you're on the beach with space all around and someone comes and sits right next to you.. why :)
The surrounding wetland area is the perfect breeding ground for the spooky Ibis!
Personally I prefer the sweet little 'blue billed duck' below.. as often happens with birds it's the male that sports the fabulous blue bill and deep chestnut plumage while the female is black with brown tips.. doesn't seem fair! Hope your week is off to a good start, happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..