This video shows a bittern in winter in Sweden.
Today, again to where the Baillon’s crakes nested last year.
A little grebe in the third ditch from the entrance.
Near the pond: lapwings, snipe, ruff, juvenile shelduck, gadwall.
On a mudbank: redshank, common sandpiper, pied wagtail.
A common pochard in a ditch. Barn swallow flying. Grass rush flowering.
In the ditch between the southern and northern part, an adult great crested grebe with two juveniles.
In the northern part, a spoonbill, looking for food in the shallow water. Later, standing on one leg on a very small island.
A grey heron stands in the grass, striking a pose with both wings spread out which reminds me of a similar pose by a rufescent tiger-heron which I saw along the Suriname river.
Common tern. Shoveler.
Egyptian, Canada, and grey lag geese.
This video from England says about itself:
A Bittern seen at the Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve, Lancashire during December 2007.
It seems the water there was frozen then.
Then, the most beautiful seconds of this morning. A bittern flies from the right to the left, over the reedbeds behind the pond. Just a few seconds. Then it disappears into the reedbeds, back to the invisibility which marks most of bitterns’ lives. This is only the second time ever that I have seen a bittern flying.