Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

A very rare visitor to the UK although some individuals have stayed here for many months or even years. The species is prone to occasional influxes but in very recent years these have become a regular event and several flocks have made it to the UK. The greatest numbers have tended to be in the south-west but among the photos below are flocks of 3 and 4 birds that turned up here in Norfolk.

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Glossy Ibises, Snake Road/Seminole Reservation (Florida, USA), 25th April 2013

 

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Glossy Ibises, Green Cay (Florida, USA), 25th April 2013

 

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Glossy Ibis, Green Cay (Florida, USA), 25th April 2013

 

Glossy Ibis, Wakodahatchee (Florida, USA), 27th April 2013

 

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Glossy Ibis, Markham Park (Florida, USA), 25th April 2013

 

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Glossy Ibises, Ebro Delta (Cataluña, Spain), 20th May 2013

 

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Glossy Ibises, Ebro Delta (Cataluña, Spain), 20th May 2013

 

Glossy Ibis, Ebro Delta (Cataluña, Spain), 21st May 2013

 

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Glossy Ibises, Caistor St Edmund (Norfolk, UK), 19th September 2009

 

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Glossy Ibises, Cantley (Norfolk, UK), 18th March 2012

 

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Glossy Ibis, Burgh Castle (Norfolk, UK), 20th September 2004