11-B-2019 Glossy Ibis
5 miles east of Snake River
This is the second year I have observed the same birds flying over this location.
Not ducks or geese: bills were long and and curved
Not herons: Bodies were too small, legs too short, bills were very thin
Herons fly over my house daily.
Geese and ducks fly over weekly.
Shorebirds are common along the bike route which I use twice a week
We have seen swans and sandhill cranes landing in the farmland along the same bike route
FIRST ROUND VOTING:
The description does not include enough to confirm the identification.
short observation - description lacks details needed confirm the identification
The description is too general and unconvincing; it does not describe a Glossy Ibis.
These are most-likely White-faced Ibis. My guess is that the observer is not familiar that there are two dark ibis and that Glossy would be very rare.
While these were probably Plegadis ibis, no way to tell which species from the report.
Observer doesn't discuss or eliminate the expected and common western dark Ibis, White-faced.
no information to separate from the MUCH more expected White-faced Ibis