Cornwall's seventh Squacco Heron was found on Sat 22nd May by Bob Davey at Snowlands Fishponds at Par. The previous record was in 2004 at Gorran Haven and all seven records of the modern era have occurred in Spring. (There is an old record from 1907).
Given how close this individual was, I found it extremely difficult to photo. The sun was exceptionally strong and guaging exposure was a real challenge. I will have another look tomorrow at a different time of the day and in a different light.