I don’t get a chance to see the amazing White-Faced Ibis very often so it’s not surprising that I see it in a different light every time I observe it. For instance, it looks rather formidable through the camera lens, tall and elegant.
But as Leslie pointed out, “These seem too small to be Ibis.” And when you see one next to a pair of MallardsWhite-Faced Ibis
it doesn’t look as tall or elegant.
Even more amazingly, it’s hard to believe that the picture above is the same bird shown here,
with its dull brown colors suddenly translated into iridescent feathers.
Almost as hard as believing that this is the same bird seen in a different light.
Could this bird
actually be this bird from the same angle
but in a different light?