They have a black crown, like to be out at night, they just have to be the dark princes. This fine looking NH seems to be roosting in the two willow trees downstream from Alarcos bridge. I was waiting for the parade of Marsh Harriers, which never materialised, but instead was granted an audience with this chappy when he decided to come out on to a branch to see what was what.
What a stunner of a bird. And another new arrival for us to admire during the coming months.