Wednesday, 28 September 2016


I thought someone might like to know that the dog put up a Bittern from a rushy patch at Llawrcwrt this afternoon (20th Sept). It was no more than 15 yards away but quickly disappeared behind low trees. I got a good look at the disproportionally heavy bill and large feet. It was however rather paler than I imagined. I would have expected a slightly richer brown. Could this indicate a juvenile?
I might go and have a lurk near the pond, close to where I saw it, this evening, and see if it is still about.
David Woolley
(Apologies for the late posting but I was away for a few days. JAD)