Today in the Parque Ambiental near Vilamoura I saw and photographed a juvenile purple heron.
I first saw this bird about two weeks ago, but was not convinced it was a purple heron, simply because I thought it should not be here at this time of year. Then separately my wife saw it and was convinced, then I met two other birders yesterday who said they had seen it. Finally saw it close up inflight today and got some good shots, and yes it definitely is a juvenile purple heron. Unfortunately at present I'm unable to post the pictures as some b........... stole my laptop.
Has anyone any thoughts about this bird still being here at this time of year?