Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Bitterns on the levels.

I think its fair to say that it is no secret that Bitterns are breeding on the Somerset levels again this year. With up to 11 booming males across the area (possibly 20 or more birds i think is a fair estimate), even non birders are seeing this cryptic reedbed specialist.  On a recent visit, i was lucky enough to grab a few images as a bird travelled from its feeding area, back to its nest. Look at the bulging crop!

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