mum took this picture on holiday
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It looks like a Squacco Heron, but it would be good to know where it was seen. I assume the location above is not correct for where the bird was seen?
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Yes my thoughts too as soon as a saw the picture - Squacco. Though it’s only a might be.
Bear in mind that this was almost certainly not taken at the location given, as it says it was taken 'on holiday' (though the poster has not confirmed this). It look as though it might be perching on Giant Reed in some Mediterranean country, to me, but who knows!
I have agreed to the id but note Ian’s comment.
Lat/Lng: 52.2, -0.6
OS grid ref: SP9667