[CT Birds] Stratford. Ibis...yes Ibis

Paul Plotnick pdplot2 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 21:31:19 EST 2018

White Ibis or Glossy?
I saw about 25 White Ibis this afternoon. But then I'm in Venice, Florida.

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 8:54 PM, Donna Caporaso via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I've really debated about sending this email because of the possible
> naysayers that will respond.  I sought advice and was told "just explain
> what you saw".  But yes, coming home from work on the Burma Road in
> Stratford aka Rt. 113 before the airport, at about 5:05 pm I saw 4 Ibis
> flying over the road heading toward the direction of the Birdseye Boat
> Ramp/Greenway area of the Housatonic River.  There is no doubt in my mind -
> long, curved down bills were quite obvious, legs just past tip of tale and
> sort of droopy.  I've seen plenty of both to know the difference.  They
> weren't terribly high up.   I almost crashed by car trying to keep sight of
> them and fumble for my camera.  Unfortunately no photos.  I turned around
> and went to the boat ramp, greenway, behind the animal control facility on
> Beacon Point Road, Bonds Dock and Shore Road trying in vain to find them.
> Perhaps they flew to Milford Coastal Center, Silver Sands, Charles Island?
> I don't know.  I would hope someone out birding tomorrow can find them and
> validate my sighting.
> Thank you.
> Donna Caporaso
> Stratford, CT
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