Bittern

Botaurus stellaris


Uncommon but annual visitor and passage migrant.



BOU Name
Eurasian Bittern
Data Required
All records. (RED LIST SPECIES)
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Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Bittern 18 Feb 2019 Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) Sean Huggins 1 In flight 1.35pm
Bittern 16 Feb 2019 Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) Paul Larkin 1 Golden Gates (Courtesy of Messrs Wood and Merchant)
Bittern 20 Jan 2019 Abberton Reservoir Steve Grimwade 1 In reeds at far western end
Bittern 24 Nov 2018 Rainham Marshes NR RSPB Andrew Allen 1 Seen briefly in flight from Ken Barrett hide
Bittern 02 Sep 2018 Abberton Reservoir John Fell 1 Showed well briefly in reed bed to NW of LBC
Bittern 29 Aug 2018 Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge Steven Swaby 1 Seen in flight once from Hole in the Wall hide at 09:15
Bittern 27 Aug 2018 Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge Tony Kennelly 1 flew in first thing near to 2nd hide reeds, seen from path outside 1st hide
Bittern 27 Mar 2018 Rainham Marshes NR RSPB Colin Shields 1 Large brown heron, wide wings thick neck seen in flight through scope
Bittern 03 Feb 2018 Abberton Reservoir Graham Ekins 1 Flew across western reed bed
Bittern 07 Jan 2018 Abberton Reservoir Steve Grimwade 1 West end of Layer Breton cway
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