Thursday, 8 March 2012

Elusive Birds

As mentioned in my previous post I had excellent views of bittern and water rail on my recent visits to Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve. Neither of these birds is easy to see and even more difficult to photograph. I struck lucky however and managed some excellent images of both these birds.

I have already posted some images of the bittern but make no apologies for showing a few more together with a couple of the water rail. It has been an excellent week for photography with better weather and these normally very shy and elusive birds performing well for the camera. Opportunities like this don't come along very often so I hope my readers enjoy looking at a few more bittern images.

My next posting will possibly be another one showing yet more short eared owl shots taken at the end of last month.These birds will not be around much longer and I was pleased to see them hunting in excellent conditions and obtained some nice images for the portfolio. Watch this space and thanks very much for looking.


  1. Wow, these are amazing photos! I don' think I have ever seen the Bittern out of the reeds. Very well done.

  2. Another excellent result of a 'not so easy to see let alone photograph bird' the Water Rail.

    I'm quite sure this is the closest I ever saw a photographer get with the lens of this species Brian....Great stuff.

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