A day out with my mate Andy turned out well in the end . As our first stop was at Durleigh Reservoir in Somerset to look for a reported juvenile Purple Heron but there was no sign of it , but we did see a Little Egret , 3 Great White Egret , 4 Great Crested Grebe and a European Green Woodpecker .
We decided to cut our losses and go to the Steart WWT Reserve to look for some Black-Winged Stilt that have been seen there but after a long walk we got to the viewing platform only to find out that the only views you could get were very distant but we did manage to see one adult female bird .
We then decided to go back to Durleigh Reservoir to have another look for the Purple Heron and this time our luck was in as after a bit of a wait I managed to pick up the bird as it flew out of deep cover in the left hand corner it then flew across the reservoir where it then dropped into cover again . There was no chance of getting a shot of it but at least we all got on it .