Little Bitterns at Sherwood

Subject: Little Bitterns at Sherwood
From: "david taylor" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 05:13:36 GMT

I went to Sherwood Forest Park this morning and saw both a male and female Little Bittern. I watched for about an hour as they in turn came in and out of the denser reeds to feed - always in turn. This behaviour looks awfully like they may be breeding. Interestingly these were at the original site and though I looked hard I could not see the pair reported yesterday at the Dunella St side of the lagoon. It would seem quite probable there are at least two pairs there at the moment. They are a great bird to watch, as they freeze and then pounce on some unsuspecting critter! It is worth birders taking the chance to see them, who seem relatively unconcerned at ones presence if you are quiet. If you are patient you should see them at one of the spots.

I was also fascinated to read today that a bushhen has been seen at the first lagoon! Not a bird I have seen so it looks like I will be there again soon!

David Taylor

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