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,