First the Spanish Sparrow, now a Spanish Glossy Ibis. The history of this bird is a bit clearer, however, thanks to a colour-ring fitted as a nestling in 2004 at the Doñana Biological Reserve in Southern Spain. The same bird was photographed in Devon in January and features on the Devon bird news blog. Please send any further sigthings, with co-ordinates, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wareham Common, where the Ibis has been present on and off for about a week, is a short walk from my house, so I was able to enjoy a low-carbon twitch on foot before breakfast this morning. My train journey to work takes me over the site so there is even a chance of a top drawer 'train tick' later this week!
8 months ago