Squacco heron in London
A Squacco heron appears to have made itself at home at the Crossness nature reserve in Bexley, South East London.
It is claimed that the last Squacco heron seen in London was at the Kingsbury Reservoir in 1866, but there have been some other more recent reports.
There have been around 50 reports of Squacco heron’s in the UK over the last 50 years or so, and there are unconfirmed reports of another Squacco in another part of Kent too.
Bitterns in Britain: here.
Bittern in London: here.