Having not photographed a Glossy Ibis before I was keen to try and get some shots of one of the many in the country at the moment. The weather forecast said sun but heavy cloud was outside, I was undecided whether to make the trip. Late morning it started to brighten and I headed off to Horwich, near Bolton. As I arrived the sun was just starting to break through the clouds, I parked the car and could immediately see two of the four birds, right next to the road in a field. They carried on feeding, five or six metres away, regardless of the large group of birders and photographers looking over the wall. Forty five minutes later they decided to fly off and the job was done. One of the easiest photo sessions I have done, especially for a rarity and I achieved much better results than expected.