Good morning. Well, it's that time of year when bitterns start getting quite visible on the reserve. In honour of that, here are some wonderful pictures of bitterns that have been taken on the reserve during the last week or so:

Image credits: Les Bunyan

Image credits: Heather Peeling

Image credits: Stephen Reeve

Image credits: Ann Karin Solheim

All of these images have been taken from Mere Hide. 

Whilst on the subject of images, here are some more great pictures from the last week:

Drake garganey near Mere Hide:

Image credits: Matt Walton

Cetti's warbler:

Great crested grebe:

Image credits: Scott Grear Hardy

Thank you very much to Les, Heather, Stephen, Ann, Matt and Scott for sharing these wonderful images with us. 

I will return with a more detailed recent sightings post later on in the week.

We hope to see you soon!