White-faced Ibis (juvenile)

A surprising, exciting, and rare bird for the Ridgefield NWR has been seen over the last couple of days.  The White-faced Ibis–a lifer for me–normally comes only as close as southeast Oregon, yet this juvenile managed to find its way further northwest.  I went out shooting today, Sep. 26, 2014, at the refuge and found this bird in the same general area all day long.  The Ibis spent most of the time plunging its long, curved bill into the soggy shoreline extracting aquatic prey.  But I did capture it here relaxing on one foot for a few moments.     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f8, ISO 1600, 1000 mm, 1:23 p.m.

A surprising, exciting, and rare bird for the Ridgefield NWR has been seen over the last couple of days.  The White-faced Ibis–a lifer for me–normally comes only as close as southeast Oregon, yet this juvenile managed to find its way further northwest.  I went out shooting today, Sep. 26, 2014, at the refuge and found this bird in the same general area all day long.  The Ibis spent most of the time plunging its long, curved bill into the soggy shoreline extracting aquatic prey.  But I did capture it here relaxing on one foot for a few moments.     Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1000, f8, ISO 1600, 1000 mm, 1:23 p.m.

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