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Jan 17, 2016 15:14 |  #1

Only shot I managed of the Bittern in 2.5 hours just flew from one reedbed to the next.


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Jan 17, 2016 15:37 |  #2

Nice capture of this very tricky subject, very rare!


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Jan 17, 2016 15:39 |  #3

Well done. You have more shots and views of Bitterns than I do.


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Jan 17, 2016 16:57 |  #4

Nice capture!


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Jan 17, 2016 18:43 |  #5

Well done these guys are hard enough to find and shoot while on the ground- nearly impossible to get a flight shot. Very cool


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Jan 17, 2016 19:07 |  #6

What a pretty bird! I've never heard of them until now!


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Jan 17, 2016 20:03 |  #7

Good stuff, I have not seen one of those on the forums, you did really well on getting that, know that you 2.5 hours paid off. :)

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Jan 18, 2016 15:16 |  #8

Thank-you for all your comments will be back there trying again.


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Jan 18, 2016 18:04 |  #9

Great stuff. Never seen one in flight before.




  
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Jan 19, 2016 06:43 |  #10

That is a great return for 2.5 hours, given how rare they are in the UK. The RSPB estimates only 600 individuals in the whole of the UK and only 80 breeding males. Also, Since they are almost always in the reed beds, to capture a Bittern in flight is a rare event. Unfortunately, living in Scotland I am a long way from any Bitterns.




  
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Jan 19, 2016 11:51 |  #11

Very nice shot, Martin.


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