I had my best ever view of a Bittern today. Jamie (my 10 year old) and I dipped the Waxwings in the rain at Pitsea so stopped off for the 3rd time in 4 days at Berwick Ponds to try for the Bitterns. At the road end we had brief flight views as one seemingly dissappeared into the reeds. We spent 20 mins searching for it before finally viewing from the road, and there it was, amazingly camoflaged but right out in the open for at least 15 minutes. Crack on!
Happy New Year everyone!