Already in his photo archives of the day, he'd managed to click a Siberian Bush chat, a Glossy Ibis
, and those eagles that had swooped down on to the flamingos.
Other birds sighted in the lake include the Glossy Ibis
, Caspian Plover, Sanderling, Ruddy Turnstone, Gull-billed Tern that prefer coastal areas.
A Glossy Ibis
spent a couple of days at RSPB Malltraeth Marsh, one of just a handful seen in Wales this year, a contrast to numerous sightings in recent years.
The breeding biology of the Cattle Egret Ardea ibis, the Little Egret Egretta garzetta, the Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides, the Black-Crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax, the Purple Heron Ardea purpurea and the Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus, at the Lake Tonga, Algeria.
It's the second scoop for local birdwatchers, following the arrival of a glossy ibis
in Brownhills at Christmas.
Audubon is well represented with two elephant folio prints, Ten Woodpeckers and the Glossy Ibis
, and more importantly “Quadrupeds of North America,” John James Audubon and John Bachman, New York, 1854, 3 Vol.
Quails at Penrhyn Castle and RSPB Valley Lakes were good finds, and the glossy ibis
at RSPB Malltraeth Marsh made another sporadic appearance.
A glossy ibis
which loves warmer regions like the Caribbean was also seen at Dunraven Bay in the Vale of Glamorgan in recent months.
Meanwhile, another unusual bird that's causing a stir in Scotland is a glossy ibis
, which is currently to be seen at RSPB Scotland Mersehead reserve in Dumfriesshire.
A huge variety of birds visit the site each year, including wintering wildfowl such as wigeon, teal and goldeneye and, last summer, two rare birds - a Radde's warbler and glossy ibis
- both touched down at the sandy beauty spot, attracting coach loads of visitors.
The glossy ibis
, shown here in flight, is a gregarious nester that breeds along the Atlantic seashore as far north as Maine.
Still, documented presence of Glossy Ibis
and Tricolored Herons in Ohio over the years reported in the Trautmans's book, both having origins in southern most latitudes of the US, indicate the Flamingos seen here could realistically have come up from Florida on their own.