Thursday, 20 January 2011

Marsworth BITTERN gives fabulous performance this afternoon

I visited Marsworth at 1:30 this afternoon hoping to see the Bittern as Keith reported it two nights running from the first ride cut through the reed bed nearest the footpath over the weekend. Scanning the reeds every few metres from the overflow, once I reach the flattened area of reeds before the cut channel there sat out in the open was the EURASIAN BITTERN - fantastic. Hopefully as you can see from the above pictures, superb views; none of these pictures have been cropped!
It remained happily feeding along the edge of the flattened area and was still present when I left to look for the three SMEWS at neighbouring College Lake.

At Wilstone Roy's Green Sandpipers were still present as well as the Goosander (David Bilcock).

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