Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Glossy Ibis in the Sun

Another day spent in the Reed Bed hide at Stodmarsh with the Glossy Ibis that arrived from its roost at 7.21 this morning staying throughout my stay there until 2.10pm and even managed to get a little sunshine to help with the crap photography. A Bittern flew past at one point but was too distant to capture (see photo lol) and still a few Dragonflies buzzing about with Common Darters and Migrant Hawkers seen on the wing and ovipositing.

Glossy Ibis alongside drake Mallard for size comparison

With Teal, Shoveler and Mallard

Although a juvenile, still showing some of the reason its called Glossy

Wing stretch showing greens and purples

Rear/side view

In reflection

Much better with sunlight

Front on reflection

Taking a swim but, keeping the wings dry

Taking a swim but, keeping the wings dry

Very brown in flight

A prehistoric Pterodactyl like bird

Nicely lit with the sun on its back

A very distant Bittern

A few remaining Common Darters

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