jump to navigation

Hey! Get Off Of My Dock! April 30, 2016

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Nature.

On a gorgeous “winter” day, we headed next door to Neal Preserve.

2016-02-03 12-30-16_0010

As we walked down the dock, two Ibis gave us a watchful eye.

2016-02-03 12-30-26_0011

And then the more vocal of the two bellowed “Get Off My Dock.”

2016-02-03 12-30-33_0012

As soon as we stopped our approach, he stopped his squawking.

2016-02-03 12-30-45_0013

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. BunKaryudo - April 30, 2016

It’s the ibis version of “Get off my lawn!”

nrhatch - April 30, 2016


2. Under the Oaks - April 30, 2016

They had a great view and they were not going to share! Nice pictures, Nancy! Lucky you that you have a great view from your home. Good Morning!

nrhatch - April 30, 2016

Morning, Pix. Hope the Tiny Ten is bouncing back after the wicked weather this week.

3. Kate Crimmins - April 30, 2016

What no joke on a Saturday? Love the pics though. They were just protecting their turf or perhaps that is their fishing pier.

nrhatch - April 30, 2016

The joke pipeline dried up ~ either that or Joe decided the jokes weren’t ready for prime time.

I’ll still aim for light-hearted posts on Saturday. Nothing “heavy.”

4. Jill Weatherholt - April 30, 2016

What a gorgeous day! Everything is so blue!

nrhatch - April 30, 2016

Blue skies are a pleasure to behold . . . even if we got squawked at by Mr. Ibis.

5. Tammy - April 30, 2016

do they always travel in pairs?

nrhatch - April 30, 2016

Ibis seem pretty social. Sometimes a whole group of them will gather to “aerate” the grass en mass.

6. roughwighting - April 30, 2016

Glad they decided to share!

nrhatch - April 30, 2016

After saying bye-bye to those Ibis, we climbed the observation tower for an even better view of the intercoastal.

roughwighting - April 30, 2016


7. Behind the Story - April 30, 2016

Nice of them to stick around speak up. Sea gulls usually fly away instead of standing up for themselves.

nrhatch - April 30, 2016

The birds around here seem bolder than birds elsewhere ~ they may adjust position when approached but rarely bother to fly away. In Maryland, Great Blue Herons took off from the dock next door if we went out on our deck. Here, I can wander within a yard or two of a GBH on the beach.

I’m glad that they “stand their ground.”

8. suzicate - April 30, 2016

With a gorgeous view like that who could blame them for being territorial?

nrhatch - April 30, 2016

They like those Wide Open Spaces!

9. diannegray - April 30, 2016

The own that dock, Nancy! What glorious pictures 😀

nrhatch - April 30, 2016

I enjoyed snapping that Ibis as he snapped at me.

10. anotherday2paradise - May 1, 2016

You were trespassing on their territory, Nancy. 🙂 Lovely shots.

nrhatch - May 1, 2016

They had squatters (and squawkers) rights!

anotherday2paradise - May 1, 2016


11. Carol Ferenc - May 1, 2016

Looks like it was a glorious day, Nancy. So glad they decided to let you stay!

nrhatch - May 2, 2016

Can’t blame them for wanting to keep a safe distance.

12. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - May 2, 2016

LOL! How fun – what a great view, I probably wouldn’t want to share either!!!

nrhatch - May 2, 2016

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind!

13. L. Marie - May 2, 2016

Looks so lovely and peaceful, Nancy, despite the controlling birds. 🙂

nrhatch - May 2, 2016

We’re fortunate to have so many nature preserves around us ~ with an ample diversity of “bossy birds” to keep us on our toes!

Sorry comments are closed for this entry

%d bloggers like this: