This is as close as I have ever been to a Glossy Ibis. I’ve had very good luck with the White Ibis in Florida. This one was feeding in a field in Ipswich Massachusetts. I see them flying through the front yard in the summertime, but they are so swift that by the time I get the camera up to my face…well, you know the story.
I have to say that I’m impressed with a bird that can make a living by shoving a long pair of tongs into the ground and blindly come up with someting edible.