Glossy Ibis at the Horicon Marsh in Dodge County Wisconsin on May 7, 2017

I saw the report of the Glossy Ibis along with 3 White-faced Ibis at the Horicon Marsh yesterday evening. I made the run up and after awhile with other birders all 4 were located south of Hwy 49 and west of the pump house. They all gave distant views and flew to a few different locations in the area but always stayed pretty far from the road. They continually appeared to find things to eat in the marsh cattail areas. A life bird for me and a beautiful rare one at that. With 8 years birding in, nice to finally get this one. Not sure who found these birds, but thank you for getting the word out for others. There were 19 cars lined up along 49 just one time when I counted. It was a fun time too with some good birder and photography friends! Images were taken on May 7, 2017.

Glossy Ibis in flight…

Glossy Ibis

Binomial name: Plegadis falcinellus

Category: Ibises and Spoonbills

Size: 23” long, 36” wing span

Weight: 1.2 lb

White-faced Ibis on left, note white border around reddish face — Glossy Ibis on the right

Glossy Ibis, note NO white border around reddish face

White-faced Ibis

White-faced Ibis, note white border around reddish face