After Fridays misadventure, I could not resist the opportunity to give the Purple Heron at College Res another go.
I arrived at 08.30 and put on my trusty Wellies and off into the unknown, I walked until I came to the first partial clearing and scanned the area with my Bins.
On the south edge of the island was a Grey Heron and about 3 metres to the right "WOW" was the Purple Heron.
Got the camera into position to get a clear view through the undergrowth, at this point I was about 90 metres away and quite hidden.
I managed to get off 2 shots and it was off flying out of view through the trees, and although it kept low as if to land I could not relocate it again.
This is one very edgy bird and the slightest movement will spook it.
Anyway it did not escape the lens and below is the one good shot I got of this great bird.(And I did not even get my Wellies wet).