As a reception volunteer it wasn't my first sighting of a bittern, but today's sighting was definately one of the best. It wasn't even the first sighting of the day! It flew directly towards us from the back of the broad, down the centre before doing not one but two anti clockwise circuits of the broad then landing in the reedbed in the direction of Fen hide! Bitterns usually skim the tops of the reeds but this one just seemed so brazen as if it wanted everyone to see it! It also seemed lighter in colour - was this a juvenille I wonder? I would have considered that a good morning but not to be outdone the Kingfisher popped in several times to say hello!
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