Bittern

Recent sightings of Bittern

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
24/01/22BitternLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R Dawson
16:30
Appeared at around this time from Teal Hide in the reedbed in front of the old Sand Martin wall.  
23/01/22BitternLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1M F Walford
16:59
From teal hide.  
23/01/22BitternWhite Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1A B Merrick
16:04
Seen in flight briefly over reeds at north end dropping out of view.  
07/01/22BitternWhite Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1P Brant
15:15
 
05/01/22BitternWhite Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1A B Tomczynski
16:00
Showed reasonably well for a short period in the reeds near the front before flying over the reeds towards the back.  
01/01/22BitternWhite Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1F J Cottington
16:00
Hunched down front and centre on flattened reed, then flew to the back of the reed bed, third time I've seen it do this be ready if you want to see it.  
21/12/21BitternWhite Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1F J Cottington
15:30
Sat near the middle front for a few minutes then flew to the back of the reed bed.  
15/12/21BitternWhite Swan Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1F J Cottington
15:48
High in reeds somewhat right of centre - in line with pale tree trunks behind, flew towards the back of the reedbed 15:55.  
04/12/21BitternLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R Reedman
08:45
In front of reeds on island.  
30/11/21BitternLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1L R Blundell
12:25
Preening on main island from Bittern hide.  

Past records of Bittern

YearDetails
2017Lower Farm GP, 24th April. *
2017Midgham GP, 3rd March. *
2017Twyford, 6th February. *
2017Great Meadow Pond, 22nd January. *
2017Dinton Pastures CP, 2, 1st January to 16th December. *