Great Bittern | Eurasian Bittern

Posted by KK Hui on Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:35 am

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Great Bittern | Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris

Captured this morning with sun right behind me ...
It came out literally from nowhere.

The Great Bittern is a very secretive bird found in extensive reedbeds. Seen mainly as single birds in flight, especially early and late in the day. Stealthy and easily overlooked.

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by ADKShooter on Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:22 am
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KK....when I first saw this shot I thought it was one of mine except mine is an American Bittern. You got him very well in great sweet light and background. I like the way bitterns and other herons have their feet straight out in the back in flight. Well done.

by Gene Gwin on Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:01 am
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KK, Excellent grab shot.

by david fletcher on Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:34 pm
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Wonderful light and well done for getting it out in the open.
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by Terence P. Brashear on Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:00 pm
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Love the feather patterns and detail. Nice in flight shot.


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by Ron Day on Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:23 pm
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An excellent shot of this secretive bird, KK. Beautiful flight pose and detail. Great job!

by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:23 pm
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Beautiful streamlined bitterne in flight, KK!

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by Karl Egressy on Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:43 am
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Great flight image of a rare to be posted bird.

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