A strange bird indeed, My apologies for creating any hysteria in sleepy Leicestshire.
Would love to some better photos of the bird as mine were taken through a scope with a phone and don't portray it all that well.
My assumption on Purple heron was not made alone nor was it made lightly, Also was seconded by other birders, Just in case anyone is feeling a bit grumpy because they missed there barbies and burnt some diesel:)
Aka. Ryder Hurn
Avid Birder With A Orible Lurcher