Sunday, 12 December 2010

Multiple BITTERNS on Marsworth

60+ Corn Buntings finally went to roost at 3.45pm after flying round for well over ten minutes. A UK tick for a visiting Finnish birder.

At 3.50pm a dark Bittern flew from where the reed bed juts out, straight to the back reed bed very low down and then did a sharp left hand turn before settling down at the back of the reed bed.

Then a pale Bittern was located sat on the ice; that bird showed very well flying back towards us and to near the wide channel. Steve Rodwell then picked out a dark Bittern flying to the same channel; quite a magical night..........

A Cettis Warbler was calling from the usual area.

Mike Collard

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