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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 12th February, 2014)

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis
An unusual visitor to Wigan.

Photo: Alex Sutton  (Canon EOS 7D)
Views: 4,116

Comment by: Ken R on 12th February 2014 at 00:01

I would not like to tangle with that beak, good photo.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 12th February 2014 at 00:04

Thought it were a New Zealander....


Where was this taken, Alex?

Good pic by the way.

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 12th February 2014 at 05:21

Hadeda Ibis,extremely common and noisy bird here in South Africa.

Comment by: kath on 12th February 2014 at 08:49


Comment by: Alex on 12th February 2014 at 09:06

Thanks Fred. It seems to have taken a liking to foraging in a horse paddock in Hindley.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 12th February 2014 at 09:14

We have them here too....the black headed or sacred Ibis....nice pic Alex...cheers!!!

Comment by: A.W. on 12th February 2014 at 09:27

Fantastic photo Alex, very interesting.

Comment by: dirty harry on 12th February 2014 at 16:15

"again im not getting it" has this picture been sent over from lizzie down under ? it could be any where in the world this piccy . maybe wigan world should change its name to globel world...post them on a rspb site if you want to look at birds

Comment by: John H on 12th February 2014 at 16:22

Right place, right time. Well spotted Alex nice shot

Comment by: dave johnson on 12th February 2014 at 19:05

The closest I have seen one of these to Wigan was a flock of fourteen on the Fylde coast, several years ago.

Comment by: Barbara Rigby on 12th February 2014 at 21:30

this bird has been seen on the land close to the iron bridge in Hindley ,top end of ladies lane ,its been seen by my neighbour ,

Comment by: Garry on 13th February 2014 at 09:32

I agree with Dirty Harry...could be anywhere! Lets look at Wigan from the passed, things what we remember.

Comment by: Wigan girl on 15th February 2014 at 08:44

To Dirty Harry & Garry stop being so narrow minded! If you'd like to see Wigan from the past then I suggest you recall the spelling and grammar lessons at school and relive those, then perhaps you may improve your written English! Clearly too uneducated to appreciate a good photo & take it at face value!

Comment by: Garry on 16th February 2014 at 18:47

Wigan wench, sssshhhhh.

Comment by: Cumbrian girl on 1st March 2014 at 09:51

Nice one Wigan girl!

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