[CT Birds] Fw: White Ibis
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 1 21:41:30 EDT 2012
I just received this report of a possible WHIT IBIS from a birding male who came
on one of my recent walks at Milford Point. He's a relatively new birder, but
is pretty sharp. It sounds good to me, so people should keep an eye out for it.
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Jesse Caron <jessedc23 at hotmail.com>
To: mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Sent: Sat, September 1, 2012 9:10:49 PM
Subject: White Ibis
Is it uncommon to see a White Ibis this far north? I was at Milford Point this
evening and at about 7:45, low tide, I saw an Ibis flying west right over the
water line. It definitely had the long, downturned bill but it was white! Some
black patches on the wings, long, outstretched neck and long legs in flight but
that bill and pure white were unmistakeable. I checked the range maps though
and it seemed a bit too far north. From all the pictures I've looked at since I
got home I'm pretty sure so it might be worth keeping an eye out.
Also saw a Northern Harrier sweeping around the marsh.
I hope all is well!
- Jesse Caron
ps. I read about that epic Pelagic trip! Awesome! :)
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