[va-bird] Presumed Glossy Ibis, Prince William County
- From: craig tumer <ctumer@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: VA-bird <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 16:34:01 -0700 (PDT)
VA Birders: This afternoon, a co-worker (Taylor Sprenkle) alerted me to an ibis he found while doing vegetation monitoring in some newly created wetlands in the New Bristow Village development between Manassas and Nokesville in Prince William County. I ran by after work and confirmed that it is an immature Plegadis ibis. I presume it is a glossy ibis based on likelihood, but it was some distance away and I didn't have my scope with me to get a good look at the face pattern and color. If you're interested in looking for the ibis, take Rte 28 south from Rte. 234 south of Manassas. About a half mile or so south of Bristow Road, take a left into the subdivision on Bristow Village Boulevard (I think - it's not on my 8th Edition ADC map). In the center of the subdivision is a pond that has been retrofitted as a regional stormwater management pond, and it has been designed to include an emergent wetland bench along the pond shore. There's not yet much vegetation along the pond shore, but there's enough vegetation to attract the ibis. There are parking spaces behind a community center building on Bristow Village Blvd, and there is a paved trail around the pond. Late this afternoon, the ibis was feeding on the far (east) edge of the small island in the pond. A great egret and many Canada geese were also at the pond. Good birding. Craig Tumer College Park, MD --------------------------------- Talk is cheap. Use Yahoo! Messenger to make PC-to-Phone calls. Great rates starting at 1¢/min.
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