Hi Louise was the bird totally white or had dark feathers like that photo, if it was all white try googling little egret.
Definitely not a little egret.
Hi Birder and Terri B thanks for getting back to me. the bird is sort grey with black at the bottom of the wings and long legs. someone said it might be a grey heron? but its all alone and im worried it is lost?
If it looks anything like the picture above it is definitely a stork, which is relatively rare to the UK. A few get here but in April or May or August or September.
I have posted a pic of a Grey Heron. I tried to put it here, but it wouldn't load (surprise, surprise). if you look in my gallery, if you can, you should see it.