Have you heard a bittern?


Recently someone attending an event at Padmaloka said that they had heard the distinctive call of a bittern in the area and we were wondering if anyone else had one or if this was simply a one-off? It would be great to know if we do indeed have them nesting nearby. Do leave a comment at the bottom of the page if you have heard one..

You can hear the sound of a bittern in this field recording taken in 1966 at Hinkling Broad:
http://sounds.bl.uk/environment/british-wildlife-recordings/022m-wbotaxstel01-0100v0#_

They’re very hard to see, but here’s a picture of one.
Botaurus_stellaris_-Minsmere_RSPB_reserve,_Suffolk,_England-8
By Jo GarbuttFlickr: Bittern, CC BY 2.0, Link

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