Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Dingle - Night Heron goes walkabout!

A sleepy start to the day and business as usual with the Night Heron showing well but one thing which was blatantly obvious was a mark or strip of material on the right foot!

Contrary to news which seemed to be abounding on twitter later in the day, it's not a ring mark. It's a strip of leaf, petal or some form of vegetation which had become firmly attached to the leg (much akinto the screen protector on your phone!)

And it most definitely wasn't there on Sunday!!

So, with that misinformation put to bed... Sleepyhead seems to have woken now and totally out of the blue, flew to the far end of the pool...

There it was, perched up on the brickwork!

And preparing to go walkabout!

Best foot forward, you can see how the strip of vegetation doesn't extend behind the leg...

And if you haven't seen it, note the missing claw...

Wondering where to go next? Note the leaves.. similar colour to the attached material!

Taking life one step at a time...

And clearly not too keen on the local Mallards!!

Sending them scattering :-)

The final party piece?

A bit uncertain about this 'deep water'?

In fact, clearly pertrified of it!!

I returned in the evening, curious to see if the material had become detached? Looking like more ring marks are now attached in various colours?! You can see the original strip is still attached at this point!

After a bit of a wobbly...

Flying once again to the other end of the pool!

But just look what's disappeared after this particular flight!

Any doubters still out there? Mystery solved, elementary my dear Night Heron!

And with the gates about to be locked, a final tantalising pose!

Yes, we can see you...

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