Posted by: mynaturaldiary | October 16, 2011

Ibis

Out of the skies, a Glossy Ibis lands at the RSPB reserve at Saltholme.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

A better picture can be found here, courtesy of Ian Forrest’s post to the Saltholme blog.

This is an extremely rare bird – first time on the reserve, and the first for 20 years in the area.

Wow!!!

A good contrast between a Curlew and the Glossy Ibis can be seen in this picture.

Curlew (Numenius arquata)

Similar shaped bills, but the longer neck and darker colours of the Glossy Ibis distinguish it from the Curlew.

 

 


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  1. […] is probably a different bird to the one that visited the reserve in October 2011. That bird didn’t have a ring on it’s leg, whereas our present visitor […]


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