Saturday, 2 July 2016

Whixall Floods - Glossy Ibis

The floods continued to cement a reputation for dropping a rare / unusual bird with Reevesy finding a Glossy Ibis this morning - nice one mate!

Whilst I knew this would be a distant job and with no vantage point possible from the canal towpath, I had to be content with record shots once more (slightly better than the VP bird in near darkness!)



Yep, at least 150-200m away!


 When a lapwing flushed it, at least with wings spread, the apparent sizee was increased!




It's still a cracking bird for Shropshire - only the third twitchable record?


I wonder what Autumn surprises will be in store here?

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