I love it when the unexpected happens in the garden. And here was the surprise visitor to my pond this Wednesday.
Yes, it's one of my photos where you have to hunt for what got me excited, hiding amongst the leaved of Branched Bur-reed plants as they die back for the winter.
Here's another photo as it revealed itself, picking gently around the pond margin:
An all dark waterbird with a red and yellow beak and…