|Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris|
Back in the UK and my first birding trip was a visit to the local Rutland Water. Not so much the Little Gull, Common Terns, warblers but the resident Ospreys, where three successful nests each contain three young, but the close sighting of a (Great) Bittern which was included in the morning's 43 species.
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A few samples of the Bittern taken with my (soft) 400 prime lens on a Canon D50 but without any enhancing facility at my Stamford house.
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