Bittern videos 3 and 5

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Bittern videos 3 and 5

  • I took a bit longer editing these videos but they are finished now and ready to post. I've tried to focus on a different aspect of the Bittern's behaviour in each one rather than post a twenty minute video with all of the footage. Of the two videos are one shows a bit more wading and one deals with its camouflage.

    The first is 'wading'

    And this final video is about the Bittern's camouflage when seen in against its normal reedbed background!

  • Two great videos John, in the first he is up and down that bank so expertly and dipping in his head to have a sip of water, just showing off his huge feet -  wonderful.  The second shows up his camouflage against the reeds so well, when he freezes you really wouldn't know he was there unless you had been previously watching.

  • Thanks Gaynor, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. Great to know you enjoyed it!

  • Fantastic videos John. I love the slow deliberate movements of the Bittern. Maybe I'll get to see one some day.

  • Thank you Jenny. Really hope you do get to see one soon. This one was far away from their usual habitat and if they can turn up here, on a fishing pool a quarter of a mile from the busy M4 with no proper reed beds, they can turn up anywhere!