Following a night shift from hell (again!) and a few hours sleep, I needed to get out and enjoy the uncharacteristic sunshine. I still needed to touch base with the Brandon Marsh Bittern so I headed in that direction. Arriving in the carpark, I was amazed at how full it was, finding the last space and I was off. Arriving at East Marsh Hide, it was full, so I stood at the back - a good move, as within thirty seconds, the Bittern appeared and with my elevated position, I snapped away. Once people had seen the Bittern, they started to drift away, allowing me a seat but the hide remained full to capacity. The company was good and a gentle banter passed the time until the next Bittern appearance.
(A large number of Bittern images can be seen on my website - see link opposite)