Sunday, 19 February 2012

Glossy Ibis feedback

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 post http://devonbirdnews.blogspot.com/2012/01/another-ibis.html - 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.