Drawings, sketches and paintings of wildlife encountered on travels locally and further afield.
Monday, 18 February 2013
Bittern. Wyver Lane, Belper. Two Bitterns have been reported here for the past few days and as I had time I went to have a look. I was told the best place to look was a patch of flattened reeds which formed a channel and after some minutes waiting one bird appeared stalking slowly through the reeds (This area wasnt the usual phragmites type reed-bed but a finer reed-grass species). The bird was conspicuous at times but easily melted back into the reedgrass and eventually disappeared from view.