Glossy Ibis at Stokesay, Craven Arms, Shropshire.

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Glossy Ibis at Stokesay, Craven Arms, Shropshire.

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G Lokey on October 15, 2013

This is a wading bird in the Ibis family and is the most widespread of the Ibis species breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Atlantic and Caribbean region of the Americas. The Glossy Ibis feeds in very shallow water and nest in freshwater or brackish wetlands. Its diet is variable according to the season and is dependant on what is available. Prey includes adult and larval insects such as aquatic beetles, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets and flies. It will also take leeches, molluscs (snails and mussels), crustaceans (crabs and crayfish), and occasionally lizards, fish, small snakes and nesting birds.

david g Johnson on October 16, 2013

Strewth...!!../..larval insects such as aquatic beetles, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, crickets and flies leeches, molluscs (snails and mussels), crustaceans (crabs and crayfish), and occasionally lizards, fish, small snakes and nesting birds./.....that's quite a selection..sounds delicious !!....Dave.

G Lokey on October 17, 2013

Dave, you've been checking my spelling again!!! LOL

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  • Uploaded on October 15, 2013
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    by G Lokey
    • Camera: SONY DSC-HX9V
    • Taken on 2013/10/09 12:48:01
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 68.48mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.900
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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