Thursday, 16 June 2016

Ibis catch up!

If I were a proper twitcher, I'd've been up on the North Coast, joining the crowds for a look at the Great Knot: I just didn't feel motivated, strangely. Rather, Brian and I headed for Suffolk to search out some photographic opportunities in the promised sunshine.

First stop was Micklemere for a catch-up of the Glossy Ibis. Almost as soon as we sat down it started to rain! Still, ace Suffolk photographer Nick Brown was there to reassure us that the Ibis was still around, albeit hidden behind the reeds. After an hour or so, a fly-over KC-10 from Mildenhall flushed this exotic-looking visitor, allowing a few fairly ordinary photos!

After coffee in Ixworth, we moved on to a little hamlet nearby for a look at the easiest flock of Tree Sparrows in Suffolk: what delightful birds they are! Nick was there ahead of us, and was obviously enjoying the birds.

Last stop was Lackford, where a very confiding Kingfisher was on show in front of the 'double decker' hide.

So no 'megas', but a great day in great company!








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