The Daventry Glossy Ibis

Wow! A Northamptonshire rarity, an adult Glossy Ibis, made landfall at Daventry Country Park today. Found by Mark Spirito on the southern shoreline, just after 09.20, the news was put out immediately and a handful of birders, quick off the mark, made it to Daventry just in time to see it before it took to the air at 10.43 and headed off south. I managed a few seconds of long distance video before it took to the air …

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Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

Adult Glossy Ibis, Daventry CP, 28th September 2016 (Bob Bullock)

This is only the fourth county record, following singles at Ravensthorpe Reservoir on 20th September 2002, Pitsford Reservoir on 17th September 2010 and Stanwick GP on 12th October 2013. At least two others have been reported but the records have not been submitted.

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