B 1 (4)
P1 (7)
P1 (6)
P1 (2)
P1 (3)

Due to the cutting back of the reeds and creating bays in the reedbed, Bitterns were seen regularly in the Spring. This particular bird was booming, which was witnessed three times during one day.

B 1 (2)
P1 (14)
P1 (16)
P1 (13)
P1 (15)

Despite the poor images, due to the lateness of the evening, the display of this Bittern suggests a threat display, probably to another concealed Bittern in the reedbed. Something which is suggested by Birds of the Western Palearctic, in that by exposing the underwing feathers this acts as a threat display. The whole performance was a rare insight into Bittern behaviour and unduly termed as ‘Bittern Lake’!

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