I headed off for Barnes this morning hoping for the Bittern. On arrival the message was that neither of the two had been seen yesterday and so far, not today either.
I had a wander about. Very very few small birds but did manage a friendly Robin - who sang nicely :D But this was to be the best picture of the day.
From this point on, the pictures aren't really even up to record shots, but here goes anyway..
And then finally, word was out that the Bittern had been seen. It was on a very far bank for a long time and had someone not pointed it out to me I wouldn't have seen it through the binoculars! Eventually it made a very short flight to this island where it was easier to see it. However, the camera (and I) struggled to get a shot of it, and this was the best!!
Finally it flew into the Reeds much nearer but went right into the reeds an disappeared. Hey ho. Another day perhaps......
It was lovely to enjoy the sun again though :D