Ibis in flight

white bird carrying branch
Not a dove, not an olive branch; not a stork, not a baby

This lucky shot was one result of a visit to the Palmetum yesterday. It was good to get out for a walk after retreating indoors during the 37 and 38 degree days we had last week.

The bird is, of course, an Australian Ibis or White Ibis, Threskiornis molucca. It probably intends to use the branch (paperbark, I think) as nesting material, since it is flying towards the park’s rainforest zone, which is occupied by Black Flying Foxes and nesting ibises as I wrote here a few months ago.

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