Just a super quick blog to let you all know the bittern (Botaurus stellaris)  is back at Kinnordy. As well as a couple of reports from visitors, yesterday we were lucky enough to see it for ourselves. We spotted the bittern as it flew across the reedbed past the Gullery hide.  I was particularly excited as this was my first bittern sighting, and this rare bird is one I have always wanted to see!  

  

So if you are at Kinnordy keep your eyes peeled and do let us know if you have any sightings. The reserve is beautiful just now in its autumn colours and as well as watching for the bittern you should look out for all the mushrooms and fungi in the woodland around the hides. There is plenty to see at Kinnordy, even if the bittern is being reclusive!

Good luck!

Anna

https://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/b/bittern/index.aspx

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