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Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Boom of the Bittern

Tricia and I went to Minsmere today to meet a few people (like the lovely digi-birder) and to do some birding.

We saw some good birds superb views of 3 Bearded Tits, Med Gulls, Arctic, Little, Common and Sandwich Terns, Cetti's Warbler, Nightingale, Wheatear, Brambling, Whinchat, myriad Marsh Harriers, Dunlin, Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, loads of warblers (Grasshopper, Garden).



Avocet



Dunlin


Teal


Of course the bird many go to see at Minsmere is the Bittern. This is a typical view.




Long Tailed Tit


And then again you can get very lucky with the Bittern. I make no apologies for the number of images.





















As we walked about to the visitors centre a Nightingale sang out and we could hear a Bittern boom lovely.

11 comments:

Tricia said...

Exellent day in great company Pete :)

Great pics once again. And oh - that bittern.

Anonymous said...

Excellent pictures of the bittern. You jammy bastard!!!!

Pete said...

why thank you Dawn

Eagleseagles said...

Certainly no need to apologise for the Bittern pics - rarely seen so exposed! The Bittern I mean!

Some great birds there Pete - shame there is an important Election here in London!


Nice Bittern in flight as well- not easy those flight pics!

Toffeeapple said...

How exciting!

KAZ said...

I am soooo jealous.
Brilliant bittern pics Pete.

digibirder said...

Great shots of the Bittern. I'm really miffed I left my camera in the car!! He was so close.

It was great to see you and Tricia again. We really enjoyed our weekend away in good company.

st said...

Nice bittern series, but i like avocet preening

Mo said...

Wow, brilliant bittern photos. Love the avocets too - they're on my wish list.

Cherrypie said...

I'm with Anonymous. You jammy b.

I still haven't seen one, not one. Nah da. Zero. Zilch. Nothing.

But then the Grouse...

XXX

diddums said...

I thought you might like to know you've had 121 comments dating from this post (27 April) onwards. ;-)

This is what I learn from being subbed to 'comments' threads and then not reading them for over a month.