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glossy ibis    (plegadis falcinellus).......devon | by " yer tis my ansome "
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glossy ibis (plegadis falcinellus).......devon

although the light was not very good i was still lucky enough to see and take a few pictures of this wonderful bird,apparently a rare sight,from a distance the ibis looks black but when a little closer you can see how wonderfully coloured this bird is ,the ibis was probbing away and being quite happy with a few people watching and taking photos until a guy turned up with a tree trunk for a lens which he could hardly carry(it gave us a giggle though)as the bird rappidly retreated about 40 yards further away and into some dense cover,i dont think the poor chap had even taken a picture!! a case of bigger isnt always better i suppose,taken with 7d and 300mm f/4 is usm at exminster marshes devon.

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Taken on January 12, 2012