Can you believe what I saw when I looked out of my window the other morning
A stork sitting on my neighbours roof!! I ran to get my camera, but by the time I got back a big black grumpy birdie was chasing him away I did manage to snap a quick flight shot though so thought you might like to see him
I'm not putting myself up as an expert, but I am a regular bird watcher. Now I might be wrong, need a bit more info on colours but that looks to me an awful lot like a grey heron. What colour was its beak and what colour were its primary feathers either from above or below if you saw them, can't be sure from the photo coz of the light. Did it have a lot of grey on it.
The other reason for my questioning it as a stork was that I camped somewhere in Holland a couple of years ago that had white storks as dialy visitors. Its very disconcerting when your eating your breakfast and a bird walks past just outside the tent and its eye is at your eye level! I'll upload the pics. Made friends with a local who regularly camps there and she had a dish for water and another for food. She threw bits of cheese to them which they caught and ate. When they came to our tend I threw bits of sausage to it and it was very tolerant of people and an excellent catch and caught every piece of sausage!
There have been a couple of white storks mentioned in the uk lately, so it may yet be a sork.