[wisb] Correction: White-faced Ibis at Goose Pond, Columbia Cty and Glossy Ibises at Horicon
- From: Edward Keyel <dolichovespula@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisconsin Birding Network <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 15:57:06 -0500
Hi everyone, After watching the Ibis at Goose Pond for another hour-and-a-half fighting the wind, the ibis is a White-faced Ibis and not Glossy as we initially thought. The white around the face is very contrasty and I caught flashes of red. After a while another birder came (Marcia (sp?), sorry I can't remember your last name), and agreed that it was a White-faced. Looking back at some of the pictures I took of it, the red in the face is evident as well. Pretty bird. The White-faced Ibis and two Glossy Ibises west of the pumphouse on the south side of 49 at Horicon as well. Chris and I had stopped to photograph some Blue-winged Teal and Gadwalls, when he nonchalantly said "I have the ibis." Sure enough, there was the White-faced Ibis. After watching and photographing it for about half-an-hour, we saw another pair of birders looking in a different direction than we were. Chuck Rothe was kind enough to point out the two Glossy Ibises that he had been looking at! It was spectacular to have both species of Ibis in the same day, let alone 75 yards apart from each other! On Dike Rd, we refound the Stilts as well. It was an interesting day for other birds as well. On our way back, we saw a very interesting Red-tailed Hawk, with a pattern in the wings more reminicent of a young Red-shouldered with light windows, only that area white. We came across Noel Cutright on Stumpf Rd who kindly pointed out a partially leucistic American Robin as well. A great day to be out. Good birding to all! -Ted Keyel Sun Prairie, Dane Cty #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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- » [wisb] Correction: White-faced Ibis at Goose Pond, Columbia Cty and Glossy Ibises at Horicon - Edward Keyel
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