Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Speaking of Bitterns.....


.... I'm in the midst of (finally) cracking on with my online avifauna for Stoke Newington Reservoirs, the object of my unhealthy obsessions for many years, until recently fleeing to the Yorkshire coast. Trawling through my records and photographs has reminded me of just how much I got out of such an ostensibly modest, tiny, urban patch - a golden period, which I at least was able to acknowledge and enjoy at the time.

One of the many, many highlights was the presence of no less than six Bitterns over my final two winters in the meagre reed-bed there - the equivalent of a multiple pile of Christmases, and a succession of memorable experiences and photo opportunities. See here for more: