Sunday 22 December 2013

First year Glossy Ibis at Tregony and summary of recent sightings in Cornwall

This first winter Glossy Ibis has been present in the marshy fields below Tregony since at least the 10th December.  Several other recent records in the county include one at Drift Res on the 14th Dec.  Four flew over West Cornwall golf course on the 7th Dec, reducing to three at Ryan's Field, Hayle the following day.  Presumably the remaining fourth bird flew over the reed beds at Marazion on the 8th.  Single birds were also seen on the 8th at Helston Loe Pool and at St Merryn.