Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Scarce vagrant which is slowly becoming more frequently encountered with small flocks of juveniles arriving in the South West. Images of the Avonmouth juvenile in September 2010, an individual which was extemely confiding!

Glossy Ibis preening bill in feathers Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9989

Glossy Ibis preening bill in feathers Avonmouth 22 9 10  IMG_9989



Glossy Ibis bill down neck Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9987

Glossy Ibis bill down neck Avonmouth 22 9 10  IMG_9987



Glossy Ibis plucking snail from water Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9873

Glossy Ibis plucking snail from water Avonmouth 22 9 10  IMG_9873



Glossy Ibis swallowing snail Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9573

Glossy Ibis swallowing snail Avonmouth 22 9 10  IMG_9573



Glossy Ibis cu head feathers erect Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_0005

Glossy Ibis cu head feathers erect Avonmouth 22 9 10  IMG_0005



Glossy Ibis head on Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9903

Glossy Ibis head on  Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9903



Glossy Ibis head on eye contact Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9240

Glossy Ibis head on eye contact  Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9240



Glossy Ibis horizontal portrait Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9825

Glossy Ibis horizontal portrait  Avonmouth 22 9 10   IMG_9825



Glossy Ibis horizontal portrait Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9902

Glossy Ibis horizontal portrait  Avonmouth 22 9 10  IMG_9902



Glossy Ibis preening bill in feathers Avonmouth 22 9 10 IMG_9927

Glossy Ibis preening bill in feathers Avonmouth 22 9 10  IMG_9927



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