Sunday, 6 December 2015

American Bittern

This American Bittern was found at Castle Freke Lake, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork last Wednesday week (25/11/2015).  Between days of bad weather, including two storms, and work commitments I had to wait until today (6/12/2015) for a chance to travel to Cork to see the bird.  It proved to be a very rewarding trip as the bird came out in the open an hour after I arrived and gave great views for about 30 minutes as it fished along the north western shore of the small lake.  Amazing bird, great twitch!