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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Glossy Ibis at Oulton Marshes

On Saturday 21st December, we saw a Small Tortoiseshell flying around the garden first thing in the morning, I was unable to catch it to try and let it hibernate safely in the winter. On Sunday 22nd December, unable to twitch the Glossy Ibis as I was at Wroxham Barns at the time. I rose early in the morning and walking out to Oulton Marshes in the pouring rain but from the platform saw the excellent Glossy Ibis feeding distantly in the field. Walking along to the path by the tea garden, we looked across and north into the field and the Glossy Ibis flew in really close and settled but took one look at us and flew further back into the field. Finally we saw in the field north of the railway line, walking along and feeding along a dyke.

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