It was pleasing to hear the good news late this week of the continuing success story of the Bittern in the UK.
From just 11 males in 1997 to over a hundred across the country this year.
It seems strange that there were so few as I remember really good sightings of more than one bird at Minsmere in about 1993. The full story can be found here and is worth a read.
Meanwhile here are a couple I was fortunate enough to get a few years ago, about a month after I got my 500 lens.
I was lucky that day - it turned about 20 mins after I gotinto the hide at Slimbridge