First Light Glossy Ibis - click to enlarge

First Light Glossy Ibis

This bird was one of several in a far marshland. I believe last year I photographed a single Glossy here for the entire year.

First Light Glossy Ibis - click to enlarge
First Light Glossy Ibis – click to enlarge

Until the sunlight hits them at the right angle they look to almost black.

First Light Glossy Ibis - click to enlarge
First Light Glossy Ibis – click to enlarge

The colors explode and shimmer in the sun.

First Light Glossy Ibis - click to enlarge
First Light Glossy Ibis – click to enlarge

Like all Ibis they can can go from a stationary object to a rocker ship instantly.

For these few minutes they gave me a break.

First Light Glossy Ibis - click to enlarge
First Light Glossy Ibis – click to enlarge

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