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Tuesday 28th August 2012

Ouse Washes RSPB is not on my usual list of reserves to visit. The hides are too distant from the action for photography.

Nevertheless, the attraction of a juvenile Glossy Ibis 'showing well' was irresistable. The hides face South-East so an afternoon visit was essential - weather perfect. Reports gave the best sightings from Grose Hide and, sure enough, there it was feeding in a pool in front of the hide. Still rather distant for good shots.

After a couple of sorties to the next scrape, it duly returned, just a little closer.

After another sortie, it obligingly landed on a post directly in front of the hide to preen.

Final shots were when it was spooked by a female Marsh Harrier and landed out of range.

Finally the female Marsh Harrier returned to upset all the waders.

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