Night Heron: This was a rare chance to kill two birds with one stone today as I had to pick up a new Clulite (used in my GCN survyes) from a countryside shop in Telford which also give the chance to catch up with the adult Night Heron.
There is some suggestion that the bird is an escaped individual due to it having a mark on its leg - take a look at this image.
The bird flew right down to our feet and started feeding, it must have been about one metre away on the pond edge.
The crowd of birders grouped together in a hushed huddle as we watched it walk right past us then out of sight. The bird was then best viewed from the opposite side of the pond where is was standing under some shrubs.