On getting there we were told the bird was showing well but Gemma needed a nappy change which delayed us slightly making the walk down to see the bird. At first we couldn't see anything and didn't help I was looking in the bigger patch of reeds and not the small area between the colvets, soon though the Squacco Heron came into view and we watched it begin to fish catching two fish while we were there. A King Fisher even flew in and then quickliy out either didn't like the look of this strange bird or didn't fancy competing with it.
|Squacco Heron at Attenborough Nature reserve|
|Squacco heron with some type of fish, it was having great success catching fish in its little spot|
|Another catch for the Squacco Heron|
|Heading off to eat its catch|
|The Squacco Heron showing off its neck markings as it eats it's catch, when it striked you could really see the white wings.|
|Black Headed Gull at Attenborough|
|Black Headed Gull at Attenborough.|