Images in black and white
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.
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?”