We have one in Washington.
I wasn’t expecting to see one in Sydney.
Thankfully, he didn’t seem political,
mostly just optical,
and clearly in love with the view!
He got quite ruffled up, and vociferously tweeted,
when a photographer disrupted his adored self reflection!
Cheers to you from the vainglorious Ibis in Oz~
203 thoughts on “Narcissus in Sydney~”
I’ll take this guy over the other any day! Stunning shots, quite enjoyed. x
I did feel bad insulting the Ibis by comparison. They are perfectly lovely birds! 😉 😉
You captured his personality perfectly, Cindy. It is so much fun traveling with you and meeting up with your new friends. Hugs!
You are a required traveling companion Rebecca, even when I am holed up in The Holler! 😉
A great place to be!!! Hugs coming back.
Quite surreal today, 112F and fires starting….
Bravo, dear Cindy! You keep your elegance even in Politics! Be well and stay cool! 🙂
Smiling! Thank you Fabio. Best to avoid getting ruffled up! 😉 😉
You’re right! Smiles back! Take care! 🙂
Black and white, not orange! He’s an elegant bird.
All natural too, which we sadly cannot say about the other bird…. 😉
Not orange 😂
What a fantastic shot of the Australian White Ibis in the second-last image. Perfect light to show off its ruffled wet(?) feather and open beak. Perfect timing to press the shutter button, Cindy 🙂
Thank you Vicki. I am in love with the birds of Oz დ
Plenty of birds around with the low urban sounds and activity in lockdown. Hope we open our international borders one day so you can visit Oz again 🙂 Might be years before the borders are open in Victoria though.
Strange, strange days. I am glad I got in when I did. The Holler just had the highest temperatures ever recorded and of course we lost power and the fires are starting up. Hard to imagine anyone not hearing the warning bells chiming…
Our bushfires have started up north too, Cindy and it’s only the start of Spring.
Many homeless folk from the bushfires early this year still haven’t got back to normal and are living in temporary accommodation or sheds etc. Now with the lockdown, it will take even longer to recover.
I am so sorry your fires have started again. Thinking of people who lost everything thing facing fire again is just so incredibly sad. The impact of fire and covid are pretty horrendous. Evacuated people moved to group shelters are vulnerable to covid on top of losing their homes. We have 40 fires burning now in California, the sky is dark all day.
Bwahaha!😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 And this narcissist’s plumage is much better looking. You are a class act my friend!🤗
Orange is such a difficult color to carry off artificially… 😉
Oh God! Stop!😂😂😂😂😂
Laughing….. I will დ
LOL! He really does look like he fell in love with his own image.
I don’t really blame him. He is a handsome fellow დ
I agree with you and your readers…this Narcissus is immeasurably better than the other orange one!
Natural beauty is always preferable to orange aid enhancement….. 😉
He’s lovely and inoffensive, not a jaundiced despot like the other one!
Exactly. I have never understood why anyone would want to look severely jaundiced, on purpose! I just don’t get the look at all 😉
Very cool looking bird! It seems to be a species of ibis.
Yes. It is an Australian Ibis დ
LOL – Spot on but this bird is much more appealing to the eyes.
Yes, he is a much better looking bird….. 😉
Love this bird!
Yes! I do too. If I had his feathers, I would stare at myself too! 😉
Great story and photography, Cindy!
So happy you enjoyed Peter & thank you! დ
It’s really cute and sassy.
Thank you Timothy 😉
Cheers Cindy such a interesting bird…and your narrative always layered ~ sending joy hedy ☺️💫
Love to you Hedy & thank you! დ
Love the reflections:)
I am glad you do. Thank you. I find reflections fascinating დ
He seems very confident, but maybe a little too busy with himself. It reminds me of a certain president, but I can not remember his name ……
I sincerely wish I couldn’t remember it either…..
Great photos. He wasn’t political until he over tweeted…
This bird really did know better, the other bird, not hardly… 😉
Is the past tense of tweet, twit?
Laughing…..I think it is more likely a noun, as in, the twit tweets too much…
Claw in beak syndrome
I adore the native ibis and abhor the bin chicken nickname they have in Australia.
That is a sad name, as unfitting as chicken hawks for red tailed hawks.
You have captured this handsome ibis beautifully!
Ibis are glorious birds. There are gorgeous ones far at the tip of South America that cover the lawns. Occasionally we get non-locals at The Salton Sea in Southern California. Always a treat to see them დ
Ah, the iconic bin chickens of Sydney! They apparently struggled for food during the first lot of Covid restrictions in Sydney. They are amazing birds and you capture them so beautifully. I enjoyed your little political dig. 😀
I love Ibis. I have seen them all over the world. They were especially gorgeous at the tip of South America. Love to you დ
Clever, o, so clever….and brilliant.
Ahhhh, love to you Liza დ
Cheers for Sunday, Cindy. Hope you’re having a good afternoon/evening. xo
Thanks much & same to you! დ
Great shots Cindy. We get them on the local rubbish tips and they look so scruffy and dirty, this one must be a little more upper class checking itself out in the pool like that 😀 🤣
Laughing, he’s a high rent Sydney guy! 😉
What a magnificent bird.
He is quite striking isn’t he! დ
Yes, he is.
Beautiful shots. You must be itching to travel again. Any ideas what the destination will be?
Thank you Nadia. I am having a pronounced travel itch. We should be in Greenland now and Antarctica in January, but they both are likely cancelled დ
Fantastic photos Cindy
So happy you enjoyed & thank you Sheree დ
Gorgeous! The ruffled up picture, especially.
Grazie mille Emma დ
Truly a narcissist, adoring their reflection.☺
Isn’t he beautiful! 🙂 🙂
He seems to know it too! 😉
What a wonderful post, beautiful photos 😊
Thanks so much & happy you enjoyed დ
Another good photo story to reflect upon
Love the pun intended დ
Lol, great photos – and not much different from the ‘people’ on Twitter that are also “ruffled up”, and “vociferously” tweeting!! 😊
Exactly, but the bird does it better! 😉
Obrigada Isabel დ
Amazing photos! I have never seen one of these.
They are quite striking aren’t they, all dressed up in black & white დ
Wonderful photos as always. And let’s hope the narcissist in Washington gets to leave Washington very early in 2021. Mars would be a good spot for him,
It would be a good plan, but we have to think of the impact on any potential martians. We don’t need to make outer space enemies! დ
Well, that’s true. Maybe set him off in a spaceship by himself for the rest of his life. He can focus on himself all he wants.
Perfect. The inside can be fitted with lots of mirrors and hairspray….
Too funny!! Probably needs some hair dye too I bet.
Absolutely fabulous. I love it. Wonderful pictures and story.
Hugs to you Gigi დ
Ha, ha! Clever commentary Cindy comparing competing clowns. 🙂
Oh this is an alliterative masterpiece Brad and you know how I love alliteration! დ
Thanks Cindy! I’m glad you enjoy my silly word games.
Hilarious! Thanks for my morning chuckle, Cindy.
You are most welcome & thank you Pam დ
I kind of like his ruffled look, Cindy! Beautiful birdies — thank you for posting them here!
Happy you enjoyed Debbie & cheers my friend დ
You made me laugh. Thank you for that. Great photos of him.
Hugs to you Marlene & stay safe my friend დ
He is quite a handsome bird! Great photos!
Thank you Eugenia & he is quite striking all dressed up in black white დ
You’re welcome, Cindy!
Lovely collection of photos and clever commentary about the situation Cindy.
Thanks much Leslie & cheers დ
Thanks for the good laugh!
We definitely need something to laugh about these days!
“vainglorious ibis” … Love it! Great captures Cindy 💕
Love to you Val დ
A very interesting bird, nicely captured! Love the contrast of black and white.
They seem very unafraid of humans too… დ
Lovely shots of an elegant bird, Cindy!
I hope your Narcissus gets trounced in November!
Thank you Resa დ
Well, it is definitely very important to see how the feather dress is arranged. 😉
Laughing, yes it is, as closely as possible! 😉
I think this feathered wouldn’t like the comparison to the other one (LOL). 🙂
Beautiful pics … and you had me laughing with the one in Washington.
It’s good to laugh at these sorts of situations…… 😉
Very cute! He has a right to admire himself. He is very cute.
He certainly is!! 😉
Happy you did & thanks! დ
😀 Good analogy!
Grazie mille დ
Ha! So true, so true.
Sad too. I hear it is snowing in Colorado and it was 113F here yesterday… Strange days are upon us.
Expected Denver high today 94. Low tonight 34. High tomorrow 38. 😱
It is so strange. It was in 113F here two days ago (so the the electric company shut down our power) and it was 76F all day today, cloudy and smoky.
Ah, a bin chicken. Are they edible?
You must be really hungry…
Beautiful pictures Cindy, love the reflections, well photographed, kind regards.
Thanks much my friend & cheers to you დ
He’s looking at his reflection and said, “Hello gorgeous, you’re heron time!” LOL!
Cracking up….. You are so witty დ
These are great shots, Cindy, thanks.
The fourth down, catching the droplet is marvellous!
Awww, thanks much my friend & cheers to you დ
Bless you. ♥
These photos strike me as very unusual. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photograph of an ibis, just pen and ink illustrations of them in old books.
They are most unusual looking birds and you definitely notice them the first times you encounter them დ
Was für ein selbstverliebter Kerlm, lächeln – oder war es eine Frau?…
Es könnte auch sein! Prost, mein Freund დ
Great pics and very clever! It took me a minute to get the reference, but that’s because I haven’t had my morning caffeine yet, so my brain is slow…..
I am feeling just like this these days too! დ
What great pictures. Love his ruffled looks.
Thanks much. He is quite puffed with himself! 😉
He certainly did get his feathers ruffled! Great looking bird.
Yes, he got quite puffy! დ
Ruffled feathers and all! Fabulous photos, Cindy!
Grazie mille Jennie დ
This one gave me smile, Cindy! I’d never heard of a narcissus…you are always teaching me something new.
Happy I made you smile Sheila & cheers დ
He is not looking good and pretty aggressive on the last two pictures. But he has some charm because of that.
Aggressively charming 😉
He’s gorgeous and full of his own impawtancy…MOL😸Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday🐾😽💞
Laughing…..Thanks for the chuckle დ
They’re so beautiful! 😍
I’ve never wanted to hold a bird close more than I do right now.
Awww, how lovely Giada. Thank you დ
Cela me rappel le poème l’ibis de Pierre Coran…
Sorry I do not find any translation of it but here is in French :
Un ibis avait un bec
Comme le sabre d’un cheik.
Aussi, notre volatile,
Au mépris des crocodiles,
Des serpents le long du Nil,
Becqueta, becqueta tant
Qu’il mourut en becquetant.
Dans le ventre de l’ibis,
On trouva deux tournevis,
Deux tubes de dentifrice,
Deux épingles à nourrice,
Deux étoiles de police,
Et deux balles de tennis.
Puisqu’il trouvait fabuleux,
De becqueter tout par deux,
De Port-Saïd à Tunis,
On l’appelait l’ibis bis.
Oh que c’est merveilleux! Merci beaucoup pour le partage avec moi et bravo à vous!
Great title! And he is very handsome and super cute as he gazes into the pool!
He is a very handsome bird, and he agrees with both of us 😉
Crazy looking hey? Just hanging out looking dapper when BAM ! Cindy goes and ruffles up all them feathers, LOL ! The before and after made me laugh so hard! xK
They are hilarious and so are your comments! I have seen roadrunners fluff up like this in the presence of rattlesnakes. I was fairly offended that the ibis treated me like a snake! 😉
Lol – A very unique bird, with a name, i would not have given to him.;-) Michael
Thanks much Michael and happy you like him დ
Very beautiful post.
Thank you very much Raj დ
Grazie mille დ
Thank you Cindy.
You are most welcome my friend დ
Grazie mille Chandra დ
Ha – glorious captures of his/her behaviour! Fascinating as usual!
Love to you Leya & thank you დ