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Unusual guest at Loch Leven reserve

The Glossy Ibis which is currently visiting Loch Leven, pictured by Betty & Tom McNair.

The Glossy Ibis which is currently visiting Loch Leven, pictured by Betty & Tom McNair.

The RSPB nature reserve at Loch Leven has been playing host to a rather unusual guest this summer.

He, or she, has been spotted wandering around the edges of the wetland pools, seemingly unbothered by the excitement of the watching visitors.

Described by one of its admirers as a “big, black curlew”, the glossy ibis is a bizarre looking bird.

Glossy ibises are usually found much further south in France and Spain. This bird was first spotted near Kinross in March where it took a liking to the corner of a flooded field.

As the weather got drier, it moved around the loch and is visible most days on the RSPB nature reserve.

 

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