An email today from Trevor Warrick sheds some light on where at least one of 'our' birds has got to...
I'm not sure if this is of any interest to Devon birders, but the Glossy Ibis
seen and photographed at Lower Tamar Lakes on 20 January (ring code 3T7) - see
- is the bird that is now at Wareham Common, Dorset.
Here's an excerpt
from my e-mail to the Dorset Yahoo Group earlier today:
"The Glossy Ibis was
still present at Wareham Common between 11am and 12.30pm at least. When I
arrived it was slightly further west just south of Ferncroft Farm, but after
being flushed by dogwalkers it returned to the area south of Wessex Oval. I was
joined by Ian Alexander and we tried to get close enough to read the ring.
However, the bird is very wary and it was difficult to get within scope range.
My best guess is that the numbers are 3T7, but I can't be 100% certain."
A ringed Glossy Ibis (presumably the same bird) was first seen on
Wareham Common on 12th February, but then went missing. It reappeared on
Saturday (18th) and was still there today.