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  1. Bittern


    Sneaking back in the reeds
  2. Lakescape-1K29


    This top skulker ... ... was caught on... this open perch ... ... though he stayed there for less than 5 seconds ... ______________________ Black Bittern Keoladeo National Park 11 January 2024
  3. Will K

    Bitterns - UK and Ireland

    Where are the best places to find bitterns in the UK (and Ireland)? This map from the RSPB narrows things down, but does anyone have tips or personal success stories to share? Thanks!
  4. Bittern in the open field (Botaurus stellaris)

    Bittern in the open field (Botaurus stellaris)

    Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) hunting out of the reeds, in the open field, has strange movements, like a sloth, it's really a strange animal
  5. Tom St

    Bittern/heron in Thailand—Sukhotai

    Photos taken on 4th November 2022 in Sukhotai. Is this a juvenile Cinnamon Bittern? Thanks!
  6. Lakescape - 775

    Lakescape - 775

    Family etiquette ... Black Bittern ... ... immature A very skulking and secretive species ... It was pure luck to get a good view of this youngster ... Probably ... he is yet to become well versed with the family etiquette ... Keoladeo National Park Bharatpur : Rajasthan India
  7. B


    Hi all. My name is Paul, from Ashford in Kent. Fairly new to birding (~2 years) and find that I am usually alone in my hobby. Thought I would jump on here and see if I can meet some like-minded people. Hobby started as wildlife photography, but I find I lean more now to just watching them...
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    Bittern at Minsmere on Wednesday this week. A memorable day with 7 Bittern sightings, 6 different birds. In 2 visits in June we have sighted 12 of these birds. Quite extraordinary
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  10. Red-shouldered hawks dueling over least bittern catch

    Red-shouldered hawks dueling over least bittern catch

    An adult red-shouldered hawk had captured a least bittern, and a juvenile red-shouldered was chasing after it to try to steal the meal
  11. Eurasian Bittern

    Eurasian Bittern

  12. American bittern on the hunt

    American bittern on the hunt

    This usually well camouflaged and hiding bittern was out in the open about 10 feet from me, busy watching the water for a fish and not minding me at all
  13. Least bittern with a fish

    Least bittern with a fish

    Another of those elusive birds of the wetlands that for some reason have been almost ubiquitous lately...seems I find at least two out in the open every weekend I visit the wetlands. This one strolled out into the sun to snag a fish, right on the bank of a reed island 35 feet from me. This one...
  14. Least bittern sneaking around

    Least bittern sneaking around

    A male least bittern, stalking above the water on the reeds to avoid alerting the fish below to its presence - the brown and white striping a perfect camouflage for a fish looking up through the water.
  15. Lakescape - 648

    Lakescape - 648

    Lakescape - 648 This shot was taken ... ... just as he finished a small fish ... This small ... ... skulking Bittern is a resident species ... Yellow Bittern Keoladeo National Park Bharatpur Rajasthan India 23 January 2014
  16. American bittern

    American bittern

    This American bittern was enjoying late afternoon sun as sunset approached - quite out in the open which is unusual - and not bothered at all by me, standing just 20 feet away
  17. Least bittern

    Least bittern

    Elusive little bird that loves to hide, and rarely comes out in the open
  18. Bittern


  19. Bittern


  20. Bittern


  21. Bittern


    See me if you can
  22. Von Schreck's Bittern

    Von Schreck's Bittern

  23. Bittern


  24. Bittern


  25. Little Bitterns

    Little Bitterns

    Not the perfect photo in terms of lighting and shadows crossing the birds, but it was a really nice sighting for me