Cosmeston Night Heron

The Night Heron suddenly re-appeared in flight at around 7:30 p.m. and eventually landed in the large tree opposite the main bridge. It then took off, flew high down E lake and landed in a tree on the far shore of E lake [from the cafe]. Difficult to see there [into the sun] but viewed thro’ a scope from the square platform halfway along the main boardwalk. Hopefully it will stay until tomorrow. Got some stonking pix which I will post in due course. Well done Annie for recognising it as something different.

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  1. The Night Heron was perched quite serenely on one of the posts where cormorants are frequently seen in bright sunshine at 7.45am today. My wife and I, walking dogs, had a truly wonderful long look at the bird and, I confess I couldn’the identify it (Purple Heron?) until we arrived back home and I checked the GBS website.
    We sat for some time watching it soaking up the sun when it flew up as cool as you like into the adjacent shrubbery. I hope many other birders manage to see it.
    As it happens, there was a grey heron just a few yards away at the edge of the reeds and the difference in their plumage and size was very obvious. Wow!

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