Bittern Videos

Well as Nicky has reported we have a Bittern that overshot the wonderful and carefully prepared reed beds at Uskmouth and ended up on an island in an angling club in Bettws, sandwiched between the M4, A449, a large housing estate and Bettws School: but to be fair also bounded on one side by the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the other by the Afon Llwydd (the Grey River). Because it is not in extensive reed beds it was easy to see when moving and I got some decent photos and video. it seems to be very confiding in the afternoon even ignoring fishermen on the opposite bank. To be fair to Nicky I'll leave the photos up to her when she can post them on here and just post the videos. What a treat to see this amazing bird practically on my doorstep and the first time I have seen a Bittern anywhere although I heard the one in Uskmouth last year.