short eared owl - Thorpe Marshes

short eared owl - Thorpe Marshes

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Glossy Ibis and a returning migrant to the patch .....

 A quick stop off at cantley gave me my first ever views of a Glossy Ibis, 4 in fact.
Stunning when viewed through the scope in the sunlight on there copper brown feathering. It was nice to also meet a couple of new birders-Bob & Tony(top blokes) as well as a face i knew in Angie.

3 x Glossy Ibis (1 is just out of shot)

(the one at the back shows a bit more colouration in the sunlight)

 Back at the patch i got my first Little Ringed Plover of the year! Last year i had to wait till the beginning of April for one to arrive.This lonely ,calling LPR was out on the middle of the marsh. At one point it got a bit excited over a worm (or something worm-like?).
Also of note were 4x Oystercatchers on the spit, the male Goldeneye still with the Tufteds on the broad, 4x noisy Cettis and a new patch tick in Treecreeper .All very nice indeed.
Little ringed plover

Finding something to eat



Happy Birding,
 Shaky

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