dinsdag 26 januari 2010
Maybe some of you will remember one of my first posts on this weblog back in February of 2009 called "Masters of Camouflage",followed by another post of this mysterious creature called "Mr. Camouflage strikes again". I was talking about a Bittern ofcourse. A beautiful and mysterious bird that rarely steps out of it's natural habitat of the reed bed. It blends in perfectly and is very hard to detect.
There is a patch of reed bed near my home that i pass perhaps hundreds of times a year and i always think...this would be great Bittern territory....but i never see one...
Today i had about an hour or so to go out so i passed the same patch again and today it finally happened! There he was..fouraging out on the ice..a beautiful Bittern!
After taking some shots of it a few people on bycicles passed by and the Bittern decided to fly off and i finally got a couple of Bittern in flight shots that had crossed my mind several times..
I hope to be able to get some more shots of this amazing bird in the days to come and for those of you who are interested in doing a "Winter Wonderland"-Workshop with me (see 2 posts below this one)..be sure i will take you to several of my Bittern hotspots as they are out there right now!