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.

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