Focus on the Ibis at Tule Lake Wildlife Refuge

I saw lots of these on both Saturday and Sunday out at the Refuge.  At first I thought they were just black birds with long legs and a very long curved beak, but once I managed to get close to a few of them, and in varying sunlight, I discovered they are actually very colorful in their own way:

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And I was FINALLY able to capture a decent photograph of several of them in flight!  Patience, 007, patience….

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