A Purple Heron was seen & photographed from the main hide at Wat Tyler at 12.30 this afternoon. As far as I know it was only seen by the finder, but he does have a series of very good photo's!
Edit: It's apparently just been seen again very briefly - time to leave work I think!
Wow! A quick bit of research shows that: this is the first bird in the county since 2004; it's the 26th recorded bird (or something around that figure); but significantly, the earliest record for the county. Hope it lingers.