Thursday, 12 December 2013

Once Bittern

I have spent the last two mornings at Gosforth Park watching Bitterns.  Yesterday I had four sightings of at least two Bitterns, all in flight.  Because of the good weather photographers were out in force.  
Today I headed back there because I thought in today’s duller weather there wouldn’t be so many big lenses around and I was right.  Today I saw at least three Bitterns moving around the reeds in front of the hide.  One was very vocal and seemed to be more dominant and chased the other ones away.  It’s nice to sit and watch these superb birds only five minutes drive from home.