Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Bittern at Stackpole

I'm very, very happy to report that at 3ish today I saw my first Bittern. It was visible for 3 seconds before it disappeared so I didn't have time to get a photo. It was on the Eastern arm of the lilly ponds, opposite fishing marker 14. I stayed for another 20 minutes but couldn't see it. I moved on to the grassy bridge where it then flew over me - again, no photos (trust me, I'm gutted!). It then landed in the reeds by the grasssy bridge. I know a report like this really belongs on the bird blog, but we're all one big happy family aren't we?! I know visitors to this site go there as well os I'm sure word will get around. Looks like Christmas came early for me!

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