Sunday, October 11, 2009

Glossy Ibis

Tempted to say about time but that might sound churlish. A good number of these rather splendid birds have made their way to the UK from their breeding areas in Southern Spain this autumn, including a few in southern Cambs. Leon found this one at Maxey GP on Thursday but it seems to only visit between about 3 and 5pm before flying off south. Where it goes at other times is a mystery for now.

Species number 235 for me in the PBC area. The only other record was of one shot in the Whittlesey Mere area in 1825!

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x20

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