Saturday, 30 October 2010

Glossy Ibis, Welney

I spent the first half of today on the Norfolk/Cambs border watching a Glossy Ibis near Welney. The bird was feeding at the far end of the cow field when I arrived, but no sooner had I put up my scope, the bird took off and flew to the roadside pool, just down the road from the cow pens where I was watching. I jumped back into my car and spent the next 90 minutes photographing the bird from the car. By the end of my visit, the bird was very comfortable with my presence, not bothering about me getting out and moving around by my car (although it did become very alert when newcomers arrived at the site and tried to get closer to the bird).
Here are the pick of the bunch, click on a photo for a larger image...

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