African Sacred Ibis 1

Haiku 179

Exotic Ibis

Images in black and white

Nature’s monochrome


African Sacred Ibis 2

These are African Scared Ibis, spotted recently at a local vineyard.

Apparently they are called Sacred because of their role in the religion of the Ancient Egyptians, where they were linked to the god Thoth.

Apart from the dramatic black and white colouring and being a little larger, the Sacred Ibis are very similar to the Hadeda Ibis that are frequently to be found eating insects on my own lawn.

African Sacred Ibis 3

This African Sacred Ibis on the grass at the vineyard looks like a youngster, as his plumage is not yet fully black.

There’s a saying, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

I wonder if “A bird on the lawn is worth two on the fence?”


12 thoughts on “Sacred

  1. Murphy's Law

    What elegant and beautiful birds!! They look so majestic, sitting so proudly on the fence. I like your twist on that quote! Very clever.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much πŸ˜€
      Actually I think I prefer the plainer looking Hadeda Ibis that wanders round my garden – he looks less like a vulture! πŸ˜€


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