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  1. Little Bittern

    Little Bittern

    ...and his reflection :)
  2. Little Bittern

    Little Bittern

    While pretending to be a bird myself (climbing on a tree for a better view and some disguise) this fellow just passed a few meters below me, and luckily, without noticing the strange extension on the branch above.
  3. Yellow Bittern

    Yellow Bittern

    Yellow Bittern at Jahangirnagor University near Dhaka Bangladesh.
  4. Black Bittern

    Black Bittern

    Uncommon winter visitor/passage migrant to Singapore.
  5. Bittern

    Bittern

  6. American Bittern

    American Bittern

    American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) Sexes similar.
  7. Bittern

    Bittern

  8. Bittern

    Bittern

  9. Bittern

    Bittern

  10. Bittern

    Bittern

    A bittern popped out of the reeds at Bittern Hide, on a very sunny day at Minsmere.
  11. Bittern

    Bittern

    Bittern pointing
  12. Bittern at Minsmere

    Bittern at Minsmere

    Spent ages photographing this bird in the rushes and then it took off taking me slightly by surprise. This was the only decent image I managed to get of it in flight
  13. Bittern

    Bittern

  14. Least Bittern Chick

    Least Bittern Chick

    Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis subsp. exilis) Chick.
  15. Least Bittern and Chick

    Least Bittern and Chick

    Least Bittern with feeding chick (Ixobrychus exilis subsp. exilis).
  16. Bittern

    Bittern

  17. Bittern

    Bittern

  18. Bittern

    Bittern

  19. The difficult one....

    The difficult one....

    .... well for me anyway! Bitterns are the masters of camouflage and, at Kinnordy, they're always pretty distant so you need very long lenses to get decent pictures. Way out of my price range. I'd spent ages searching the reed bed.... gave up, then he was spotted by the young couple sitting...
  20. American Bittern

    American Bittern

    Hunting in the marsh at Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville, Florida.
  21. Least Bittern

    Least Bittern

    A Least bittern keeps itself well hidden among the reeds of a local marsh.
  22. Bittern ...

    Bittern ...

    with snack
  23. Bittern

    Bittern

  24. Bittern

    Bittern

    Bittern
  25. Bittern in flight

    Bittern in flight

    We sat watching a bittern poke its head up in the reeds then it took off for a very close fly past
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