Nothing much about until I wandered over to the Wildside. From the first hide, one then two bitterns became visible.
At this point I will add that I nearly didn't post these pictures at all as:
a) the light was akin to twilight
b) it was misty
c) the birds were a long way off
d) I need to be a better photographer and
e) these are record shots only!!
Whilst we were watching the above chappie on the right, a second Bittern appeared from the left and headed right.
They were then both spotted, initially at different times, walking to the right along the grass. After a while they came back again and a bit of a quarrel broke out between the two of them.
Just before leaving, I decided to walk on to the last hide and there were two more Bitterns out on the ice.... oh how I wish the circumstances for photography could have been better!
Still it was a good outing and the company was good too...... :D
and just on a personal note: Happy Birthday Dad - wherever you're watching down on us! ;)