Purple Herons.Minsmere.Suffolk. May 21st & 23rd 2007.
After a pretty uneventful trip to norfolk on the 18th of may news had come through of not 1, not 2 but 4 purple herons at minsmere. Most years there is a sighting of one at this spot, and this was a bogey bird for me. For years and hours worth of trying they had eluded me, well no longer. I had gone before a nightshift on the monday 21st and had seen 1 bird distantly but i was elated and a pre-planned trip with my dad on the wednesday 23rd proved even better. One was on show as we got into the hide and then over the course of a couple of hours we had seen three individuals.I was a happy man i can tell you. And with good views of marsh harrier and the usual swallow prech at the sluice we left contented.