More bitterns breeding in Britain


This is a video of an American Bittern in the USA.

From Wildife Extra:

[European] Bitterns breeding in the Fens for the first time for 70 years

September 2007. The recovery of the bittern, one of the rarest birds in Britain, took a small step forward with news that, despite flood problems, male bitterns were recorded at more sites than any other year since 1990, when detailed annual monitoring began. Earlier this year it was announced that Cranes were breeding in the Fens for the first time for 400 years.

Significantly, the survey has revealed that these sensitive birds have been recorded nesting in the East Anglian Fens for the first time since before the Second World War. Evidence of four nests were found at a single, privately-owned site in Cambridgeshire involving three different breeding females. This is also the first time that bitterns have been recorded nesting in a newly-created reedbed; the bird’s preferred habitat.

See also here. And here.

1 thought on “More bitterns breeding in Britain

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