I believe I saw the same bird feeding in the small pond adjacent to Snipe
Ireland Road (dirt road that Ts into Rt 2 just east of the barns). My
sighting was across the pond from the road, so basically I just saw what
looked like a small black heron -- I was baffled, wondering what I was
seeing and cursing myself for not having my binos. I didn't say anything
before now because I thought the Glossy Ibis sighting was in Rutland.
Suddenly it makes sense. Can't wait to see the photos.
Is there a record of Glossy Ibis in Vermont other than on the Lake Champlain
You can bet I'll have my binos with me from now on.
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Becky Herrick
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 8:19 AM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Glossy Ibis
Yes, sorry, I meant to say rt. 2 in Richmond. I tend to get similar
sounding names confused...
The Glossy Ibis was still there Wednesday evening (5:00pm). I stopped again
this morning, with my camera and my binoculars this time. The bird had
moved to the area of the wetland behind the house on the southbound side of
the road. This nice man who lives there said I could walk across his yard
to take pictures. I can e-mail a link to my photos as soon as I get them
off my camera.