Just a few days ago, an uncommon visitor graced our river baths.
We were puzzled at first. In the distance it looked a little like a Kiwi. But of course it wasn’t.
It was in fact a Striated Heron.
It turned up again the next day, but I haven’t seen it since. And I’m not surprised, since as a regular visitor to the are I have seen it very rarely.
It’s a wary bird that crouches as it stalks its meal of crabs. And believe me there are plenty of very small ones on the mudflats and sand-coated areas within the baths.
Another subject for a post??