There are FOUR Night Herons at Woolacombe. Yes FOUR!
They are in a private garden.
Directions as follows:
Park either in Woolacombe itself and find the
entrance to the footpath in South Street to the riding stables. Or park in the
lay-bys (please check for parking restrictions!) near the entrance to
Woolacombe Sands holiday park. Immediately next to this entrance is a signed
footpath to the beach. Walk (no vehicular access) down a quarter of a mile past
the riding stables, go through the kissing gate and 20 yards further on view
through the trees to a small pond with some reeds. The birds have been roosting
in trees around the pond. Please view ONLY from the footpath. There is STRICTLY NO ACCESS to private gardens or fields. Please respect residents privacy.
This is apparently their second day. There are three adults and a first-year bird.
We have pictures and will try to post them soon.