Saturday 3 September 2011

Bitterns continue to thrive in the UK

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


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