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  1. Bittern

    Bittern

  2. Bittern

    Bittern

    We went to Srngen fr a 3 nights a few weeks ago and most of all we hoped to see Bitterns. We heard a few but didn't see any. Then this one showed up at my local patch last Saturday. It was a bit far off but I was delighted to see it. I saw a Bittern at gesta a few weeks ago, the first one I've...
  3. Bittern

    Bittern

    The highlight of our trip. I saw many more Bitterns on that trip than on all previous occasions. Not that there were many of those. :-)
  4. Bye bye, Bitterns!

    Bye bye, Bitterns!

    Two Bitterns flew low over my head when I was standing in the bamboo hide one evening. It was a marvellous experience but I would have been even happier if they had approached from the other direction. :-)
  5. Bittern

    Bittern

  6. Bittern

    Bittern

  7. Bittern

    Bittern

  8. Bittern

    Bittern

  9. Bittern

    Bittern

  10. Bittern

    Bittern

    I uploaded a video of this Bittern catching a small fish but some people had trouble getting it to load, so here it is again http://youtu.be/S6q-Ki6AVyc Handheld so a bit shaky I'm afraid |=)| and in case you aare wondering, the noise in the bg is the (volunteer) cleaner sweeping the stairs...
  11. Bittern

    Bittern

    I got lucky again yesterday with some fabulous views of this stealth hunter at work, I love the way it's just touching the surface of the water here! I've uploaded a short (low quality) video on BFTV and an HD version here http://youtu.be/S6q-Ki6AVyc
  12. Bittern

    Bittern

  13. Bittern

    Bittern

    Coming in to land at Minsmere yesterday
  14. Bittern

    Bittern

  15. Bittern

    Bittern

  16. Bittern

    Bittern

  17. Bittern

    Bittern

  18. Bittern

    Bittern

  19. Bittern

    Bittern

  20. Bittern

    Bittern

    An old one, I took over 600 shots of this Bittern over a two and a half hour period At times it came so close to the hide I couldn't get a focus on it A wonderful day which I get to re-live everytime I try to sort this folder out! :t:
  21. Bittern

    Bittern

  22. Bittern

    Bittern

    Flying low across the reedbed
  23. Lift Off

    Lift Off

  24. Bittern landing

    Bittern landing

  25. Bitterns

    Bitterns

    I think thie bird in the foreground is a juvenile, if it is, it's the first time I've seen one! It was noticeably smaller with paler markings and general colour than the one that it was with I had this reply from the ID section, thanks Phil " The brownish cast to the crown and...
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