By North Devon Journal | Posted: September 12, 2016
The sighting of a rare bird is currently exciting the North Devon bird-watching community as twitchers from the region are flocking to see the unfamiliar visitor.
The Glossy Ibis, also known as the European Ibis, was first seen at Fremington Pill last week and was reported on local bird-watching community website Devon Birds.
|Glossy Ibis, Fremington Pill|
The Ibis, known for its long slender legs, reddish brown feathers and bottle green wings, is more commonly seen enjoying the warmer climates of southern Europe, north Africa and even the Caribbean, but does occasionally venture to the UK.
Devon Birds member Tim Davis was one of those pleased to see the bird visiting the region.
He said: "They don't breed in Britain. They are from southern Spain and south Europe and they are known here as a vagrant species. They are sometimes spotted in south Devon, but more recently they have been coming further north."