Saturday, 8 February 2014
When two became one
Today, Saturday 8th February, it was initially very sunny but it soon became very windy. I wanted to go back for a return trip back to the end of Cess road to visit the lone remaining Glossy Ibis. I was hoping for some more shots this time in better light. The Ibis was quickly seen sheltering by the fence in the field. It was very windy and the bird stood by the fence, the only available cover from the wind, it stood virtually motionless during the period of observation, it looked around, craned its neck up and yawned and opened its bill and that was it! The sun was soon obscured by clouds which was better for photography, as I was looking directly into the sun with the camera giving a totally unacceptable silhouetted view of the bird. Whilst, on the river behind me, an almost full summer plumaged Great Crested Grebe swam close by but was constantly diving, no Cranes were seen at Billockby.