Saturday, 2 August 2008

Sacred Ibis

The bird on the TV aerial in Thursday's photo is an Australian White Ibis (commonly called a Sacred Ibis). They are protected, as you can see from the tags on its legs, and these days seem to be everywhere around the city. I don't like them and haven't ever since one flew off with a just unwrapped whole uneaten chicken at a picnic years ago. They are becoming pests and you often see them foraging through garbage bins.

1 comment:

Julie said...

When I was shooting in Centennial Park two weeks back, I photographed two Ibis with green tags sticking out on their wings - made them look ridiculous. I took it to mean that their range and foraging habits were being researched. I agree - they are assertive birds that are becoming a nuisance.