Posts Tagged ‘Bittern

28
May
19

Bittern in flight

No wonder Bitterns died out; just look at the drumsticks on that!

18
May
19

A ‘bit …’ more please

The tour to Minsmere earlier this month was a good one with some excellent sightings as well as good company. A nice drake Garganey put in an appearance as did a Little Gull close in front of the hide. Even a Hobby or two were putting on a show between the sauntering’s of Marsh Harriers. The few waders we saw were in full summer garb. The Knot in particular, dressed in brick red were impressive. The distant high-pitched reeling of a Savi’s Warbler even caught our attention. This irregular visitor is not often seen but we got half decent repeated views of him sitting in a bush singing away with his bill wide agape. However, it was the Bitterns that made us smile; beating their way across the reeds and pools they took on the appearance of modern-day Pterodactyls. Next years day in May 2020 is up for bookings https://www.wildlifetoursandeducation.co.uk/tours/special-day-tours/

15
Jul
18

Reedbed Denizens

On a tour recently to an area of extensive reedbed we were treated to superb and extended views of both Bittern and Bearded Tit.

I’m constantly surprised by how many of my guests have not seen Bearded Tit and wish to do so. It’s not a difficult species to see but knowing the call makes it soooo much easier.




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