Large and stout, the Hadedahs make their presence known with their raucous cackle. Their range has expanded in recent years crossing the Western Cape mountains in the 1980’s. They have adapted well to human environments, particularly golf courses and sports playing fields. Watching them in action picking over a green lawn is a sight to behold. Here in the late afternoon the sunlight catches their glossy feathers as they dig for sandlice and other delicacies.
23 thoughts on “Hadeda Ibis”
What a beautiful shimmer they have, and the tones of these photos are lovely.
Thanks Gilly, their shimmer is like a fabric is a two-way nap… it changes in different light – sometimes golden, a flash of green or even mauve. From afar they look quite ordinary, and then close-up they can dazzle.
Their wings look like gold! And I do like your new look Liz 🙂
Thanks for the thumbs up on the new theme, Jude. It was time for a change.
Shows off your photos much better.
Great and warm light in the photos. Really nice serie.
Yum – sand lice! And yes, their wings look like burnished gold.
Yes there’s variety on the menu here 🙂
Wow! I didn’t know this bird! Very good!
Thanks Beak and Feathers…. this is one of those robust species… it’s flourishing.
Beautiful captures, Liz. Love the golden wings. 🙂
Thanks Sylvia – luckily the light was low, just the right angle in getting those colours.
As others have already commented, what a beautiful golden shimmer. Great shots!
Thanks Jane – they’re not our most popular bird, but definitely in this setting in the late afternoon their colours are gorgeous.
are they plodding along on sand? or frost?
Hi Darrel, my text must have been a bit confusing there as I omitted to set the background here on the beach sand. Thanks for stopping by.
They definately are glossy …. so different to the ibis down here in south australia : )) beautiful images
Thanks for your comments. They’re quite a varied species… will watch out for the Australian variety.
Beautiful birds and lovely shots
Thanks Christian – they’re certainly are doing well as a species….
New and interesting Ibis for me. Great shots.
Oh good, glad to feature something different.