Sunday, 2 January 2011

Bittern at Dungeness

Another mostly overcast day, didn't really promise much photography (again!). But with a couple of spare hours, on a fast diminishing Christmas break, I half-heartedly took a flying visit to Dungeness in search of Bitterns. My luck was again 'in', heading straight to the Scott Hide on the Dungeness RSPB reserve, gave me some close encounters of these elusive and beautiful birds. The reserve has many Bitterns present at the moment and they have become faithful to favourite feeding spots. Spending most of the day hidden in the Reed bed, two birds flew in to feed just in front of the hide at dusk, giving breathtaking views. Such is the cleverness of modern DSLR cameras, that despite near darkness, I managed to collect a few worthwhile images. Will post more soon.


Wilma said...

That second photo is a beauty, Nick. Bitterns are such a treat to see.

Dean Eades said...