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Bittern in flight

By matrix45
A thickset heron with all-over bright, pale, buffy-brown plumage covered with dark streaks and bars. It flies on broad, rounded, bowed wings. A secretive bird, very difficult to see, as it moves silently through reeds at water's edge, looking for fish. The males make a remarkable far-carrying, booming sound in spring. Its dependence on reedbeds and very small population make it an Amber List species.

Tags: Flight Water Fly Fish Bird Rare Feed Protected Wildlife and nature

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22 May 2017 12:12PM
Superb image. Well captured.

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22 May 2017 12:26PM
Excellent !

terryxc 6 7 England
22 May 2017 1:27PM
Stunning capture...

Leedslass1 Plus
3 2.4k 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2017 4:37PM
Great capture.
22 May 2017 5:35PM
Well done.
Zydeco_Joe 12 84 England
22 May 2017 10:44PM
Great shot you don't often see these ,to hear one is good but to see and photograph one is fantastic.
22 May 2017 11:04PM
Great shot *****
Bento 3 Portugal
23 May 2017 1:29AM
Sharp shot, even more when the subject have almost the same colors that the background.
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
23 May 2017 7:55AM
So sharp! So well captured...
Excellent photography...
Isabel GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
23 May 2017 3:46PM
A terrific capture of this rarity,

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