A STAFFORDSHIRE bird watcher has recorded the first ever Glossy Ibis landing at Severn Trent W a t e r ' s Ti t t e s w o r t h Water, near Leek.
The migrating bird remains at the reservoir with more than 100 'twitchers' visiting just to catch a glimpse.
Landings are incredibly rare in the UK and even more so at Tittesworth, where it has only been spotted in flight, en route to West Africa for winter. Glossy Ibis (Plegadis Falcinellus) have only landed five times in Staffordshire since 1850 and they normally spend the spring and summer breeding in Southern Spain and Greece.
Wildlife photographer, Steve Seal, has captured the visiting Glossy Ibis. To see more photos visit his blog http://staffordshirebirding.blogspot.co.uk/.