Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Observation - Black-crowned Night Heron - UK and Ireland. Description: Popped to local nature reserve this morning to see this bird. Saw it, but it was very well hidden so gave up after an hour and went off to search for Sand Lizards instead. Went back in the evening with my dad in tow, and we struck lucky within minutes! At

Popped to local nature reserve this morning to see this bird. Saw it, but it was very well hidden so gave up after an hour and went off to search for Sand Lizards instead. Went back in the evening with my dad in tow, and we struck lucky within minutes! At first it was in a tree, but soon took off allowing a few in-flight shots before landing in some bright but soft evening sunshine. Result! :)