I have been to Moore nature reserve a few times now and have yet to see the elusive Bittern. Though every time I go, someone has either just seen it, or it was seen yesterday, but never when I am there. When I arrived, there was this photographer already there with his 500mm lens poised at the reed beds looking very cold I must say. He left after about 5 minutes of me arriving (must of been something I said)and said that I will need a lot of luck to see the bittern today, just as he was leaving.Thanks very much I said, see you again. Subsequently, I found out when I got home, after scanning the Internet, it was Steve Seal, The very guy who has 2 photographs either side of my Short Eared Owl on the homepage of the Dee Estuary website. www.deeestuary.co.uk. I never did see the Bittern, but did see a Mute Swan nearly fly into the hide I was in, see below.
This little Robin appeared in front of the hide, on the grass feeding on some sun flower seeds I had just thrown out.
It then flew into the bushes on the right of the Bittern Hide.