I shall really miss our glossy ibis when it chooses to go. I've become so accustomed to seeing it every time I visit the marshes that it will be strange without it. It has been here since October when there was originally 2 and during that time it has changed colour quite dramatically. I have collected rather a lot of pictures over the last 5 months and have been having a sort out over the last few weeks.
Having been somewhat overshadowed by the green winged teal that is still present I think it deserves a post to itself for having stayed so long and given us so much entertainment.
These last 3 were taken back in October and show how brown it was originally.