Sunday 16 October 2011

A touch of gloss

The first year Glossy Ibis has been present at the southern end of Stithians Reservoir for nearly two weeks. First found on the 4th October by Steve Kolodziejski, it can be quite mobile, but is normally quite content feeding in the shallow pools near the wire road fence.  Formerly a major county rarity, this delightful species has recently become an annual occurrence.  Indeed just a couple years ago, a flock of 17 were seen in the Lizard area.