Last week Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue were in the Fairlie area picking up a baby heron that had fallen from its nest at Southannan.

Less than half grown, but very feisty, the nestling was soon helping itself to sprats from a bowl.

Andy Christie of Hessilhead said: "The young bird looks quite comical with its punky hairdo and short legs. It will be returned to the wild when fully grown."