Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Minsmere - Bittern - 26th June 2014

It can be difficult to locate Bitterns in the extensive reed beds at Minsmere, but today we were to be lucky, very lucky! I think we saw more Bitterns in one day than we have seen in our lifetime! One even sat on the top of the reeds, openly preening for about TWO hours! This post is dedicated to the Bitterns success at Minsmere. Indeed, a Bittern fest!

Oh! - and a Grey Heron!


douglas mcfarlane said...

Great shots of an amazing bird bet you're still smiling

Dartford Warbler said...

What an experience! I love your photos. I have heard a bittern but never seen one.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Douglas. Smiling? Yes! But don't tell anyone - I'm supposed to be a miserable so and so!

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you DW. Minsmere should guarantee you Bittern, well worth a visit.