Monday, October 14, 2013

Glossy Ibis

I photographed this Glossy Ibis in Somerset at the weekend. I was restricted to distant shots, but nevertheless had great views of this bird. Whilst I don't know the origin of this particular Glossy Ibis, there's a good possibility it has arrived from Spain, as a number of the population there seem to winter in the UK. Glossy Ibises are threatened by wetland habitat degradation and loss through drainage, increased salinity,
groundwater extraction and invasion by exotic plants.

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