It's quite a splendid looking thing in the flesh, The bill is quite amazing and is a superb bird to see in flight, The chappy who worked at the zoo conformed no escapes from there either which was of initial concern.
Had my reservations about the bird the moment I got home, For me at least it certainly don't tick the grey heron boxes either, Don't like the forehead shape and would expected to see more white even on a soiled bird as for the bill it was the first thing noticed when it was outside hide 1 it pointed it high into the air whilst crouched as apposed downwards.
Maybe it was just the wet making the bill look huge, I also take a bit solace in the fact it had more than me fooled. All though my boss will never let me live this down lol.
Avid Birder With A Orible Lurcher