Just a quick post, as we though this would be of interest.
My wife spotted what she described as a very unusual bird by our pond this evening. She described it to me and we Googled until we found images of what she believed she saw.
We came across images of a Shoebill, and she is 100% sure this is what she saw.
I noticed from our web search that this bird has very occasionally been spotted in the UK before.
We live on the outskirts of Alton (near to Alton Towers), in the Churnet Valley.
I hope this is of interest.
In reply to Gary K:
Gary K said:One was seen and photographed in Rutland a couple of years ago
That was a hoax. It was a plastic one used as a publicity stunt. See HERE
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