Saturday, 16 June 2012

Little Bittern returns

I received a text message from Geoff Lapworth this morning informing me that the Little Bittern had been relocated at its former feeding spot along the River Colne at Stockers Lake . I quickly rushed out and managed to see the bird immediately and take a couple of record shots. It was interesting watching it creep stealthily among the reeds before launching its bill into the water to pluck out tiny Minnows.
There was over 30 "Twitchers" in attendance all lining the bank of the Colne but amazingly the Bittern did not seem agitated in any way. After short periods of feeding it would then creep into the reeds and disappear for several minutes only to reappear again further along the bank.


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