Rare glossy ibis sighting

Thursday 10 September 2009, 16:02

Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

It's been a busy month for the unusual - tired turtles, dead whales, an escaped eagle owl, missing meercat and now this!

Twenty five of these birds have recently been spotted feeding in Pembrey, West Wales.

Moses Davies, a contributor from our BBC Wales Nature Flickr group has sent in some stunning images of the birds feeding on worms and other grubs in the fields.
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The last time one of these was spotted in Wales - a solitary bird was way back in 1910!

The birds are thought to have arrived off the back of Hurricane Bill - possibly blown off course.

Gull

View a gallery of these birds on Flickr

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