As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Rare bittern spotted at Cors Dyfi nature reserve

BitternOne of Britain's rarest birds has been caught on camera at a Powys wildlife reserve.

The bittern was spotted at Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust's Cors Dyfi nature reserve near Machynlleth.
It is one of 52 species on the RSPB Red List of the UK's most threatened birds which also includes the cuckoo and the skylark.

Images of the bittern were taken by a stealth camera installed by the trust in reed beds a year ago.

Emyr Evans, Dyfi 360 and Osprey Project Manager for the trust, said the images show how well the bittern camouflages itself in reed beds.

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