Friday, 9 January 2015

Bittern .... record shot .... the right place at the right time

Walking back to the Reserve Center at RSPB Lakenheath after a long and fairly tiring but sadly not particularly productive visit this bird appeared in the middle distance flying from right to left, immediately recognizable.

A bit distant but the late afternoon light quality was superb.

Like Grey Herons Bitterns have a ponderous wing beat and I was pleased to get this image with its wings above its body highlighting the unique markings of its neck and body.

How great it is that after years of active conservation projects the number of '' booming '' males in our reed beds during the breeding season is gradually increasing, fantastic. 

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