Glossy Ibis at Ely

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First stop this morning was Kiln Lane Ely where we parked up and walked down the lane a few hundred yards to view the flooded fields.

The first walk along the footpath failed to locate the Ibis that’s chosen to over winter in Cambridgeshire.

As I walked back the Jims called to say the target was now in view so I stepped up the pace and quickly got on the bird grabbing a few distant shots.

 

at Ely
Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis and Glossy
Glossy buddies
Glossy in flight

From Ely we drove across to Santon Downham where a walk down the river was the order of the day.We were searching for Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers and spent the next three hours listening and looking.

A group of corvids grabbed my attention and rewarded me with nice views of a young as it flew across the river to escape the attentions of the pack. Three Sparrowhawks and a few Buzzards were seen.

Green and Great-spotted Woodpecker called and a single drumming of Lesser-spot was heard but we failed to see or hear anything else in the long session.

Siskins, , , were the other birds seen before we left for home.

Year list now 154

 

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

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