Glossy Ibis

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Subject: Glossy Ibis
From: "Bob Carr" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:37:57 +1100
On the way home from shopping around 5.30 p.m. Sunday 18th March, 2007
Penne and I detoured slightly to check the spoonbills (3 Royal and 1
Yellow-billed present and together) in the north-eastern corner of Lake
Albert in Wagga Wagga.

To our surprise, vigorously feeding in the same area in shallow water,
were 4 Glossy Ibis.   We have never seen them in the local area and a
later check of the Atlas revealed they have not been recorded in Wagga
Wagga area.   A fifteen minute trip home for Penne to collect her camera
resulted in some good photos.   We were able to approach to
approximately 20 metres.   They were eating something that appeared
roundish and approximately 1 cm in diameter.   The Glossy Ibis were
disturbed by a power boat and flew to the southern end of the Lake.

In the same area at that time were White Ibis, an Intermediate Egret,
Black Duck, Grey Teal and a Little Pied Cormorant.   On the previous day
we saw a group of probably a dozen Little Black Cormorants sitting on a
mud bank.   Little Blacks are not common on this Lake and certainly not
in those numbers.

Bob Carr

Wagga Wagga

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