Sunday, 7 October 2012

Glossy Ibis in the Rain

  A day birding in West Cornwall proved quite successful today. Nanquidno valley produced a female Redstart together with a Firecrest and Siskin. We then joined the many birders in Cot Valley and had good views of the Yellow-browed Warbler that had joined a feeding flock of Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits, Chiffchaff and Goldcrests. 

  As the rain started and we were about to make our way home we heard news of a Glossy Ibis in fields near Sennen. This very confiding adult Glossy Ibis was feeding in the puddles in a stubble field near to Escalls Chapel at Sennen.

  I took these record shots with my Panasonic Lumix compact camera as my SLR camera is currently not very well! The light was not very good and it was pouring with rain. In the second photograph you can see the rain across the plumage of the Ibis!