A very special twitch today for the Black-Crowned Night Heron at Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham, my first Night Heron, and very special to see it with Dave as that's what brought us together, when we first started chatting was about the Night Heron at Seeswood but never got chance to see that one, so being able to see this wonderful bird with the love of my life was truly amazing.
Beautiful bird with it's Black Crown and Mantle and Red eye, Lovely views it was perched in the tree sleeping most of the time because as it's name suggests is Nocturnal but did lift it's head up a few times to have the opportunity to see his face and get a few snap's, spectacular to have seen this bird :)
Also at the Attenborough Reserve you could hear the Bitterns booming what a sound !!! and one I had longed to hear after hearing it so many times in documentary's but to hear it in real life just out of this world, the sound vibrates. :)
Had great views of Sedge Warbler too, such beautiful little birds pale supercilium but stands out so much with the dark crown sides also could hear Grasshopper Warbler but never saw them today but still nice to hear. When we were leaving there was two Egyptian Geese in the car park my best views and nice to take a couple of photos of them :) such a lovely special day will never forget this day.