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Thursday, 10 October 2013

More of the Glossis!

They have been present for nearly 2 weeks now!

You wont get much closer than this.

These 2 are having a tug of war with a large worm!

A nice fly by was appreciated.
 Couldn`t resist posting a few more shots of the Horwich Glossy Ibis.With them being less than half an hour away and the weather favourable,they really are hard to resist!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Horwich Glossy Ibis x 4

Checking the local bird site forums recently,I was made aware of 4 Glossy Ibis that had decided to drop into some farmers fields nr to Bolton,gtr manchester.A quick 25 min drive and I joined the hoardes of enthusiasts gathered along the B road overlooking the fields.

4 birds were avidly feeding in a ploughed area of the meadow.

I think this bird was a juvenile due to its dour plummage.

Constantly probing the earth and feeding mainly on earthworms.

The following day the light was a lot better and I returned to capture more images of these `black Curlews` as one guy described them,a good comparison dont you think!

Its always nice when rarities appear,but better when they fill the frame.

They have been present for over a week now and flit between 2 sites 3/4 mile apart.If you are local to Bolton and have a keen interest in birds,why don`t you pop along to the Bob Smithies pub on Chorley old road where you will encounter these very tolerant birds!!!Thanks again for dropping by and taking the time to read my latest blog!!