The sun was shining but it was very cold with a great deal of ice everywhere.
And a Bittern. I'd just walked into the hide and before I could get to a seat and window the Bittern which had been deep in the reeds for a while, flew off!! A record shot only. Those that were already in place got better shots...hey ho..
There are now 2 bitterns confirmed. This one could be seen from the top floor of the reserve's cafe - but as usual far to far away for any decent picture. Those with bigger lenses had more luck - ah well, not long till next Christmas for my Christmas wish list ;)
A short visit but nice to stretch my legs and see some birds - even those that didn't oblige...