Botaurus stellaris

Uncommon but annual visitor and passage migrant.

BOU Name
Eurasian Bittern
Data Required
All records. (RED LIST SPECIES)

Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Bittern 13 Feb 2021 Seventy Acres Lake, Lea Valley Alan Harris 1 flew over reedbed at 1430
Bittern 28 Dec 2020 Abberton Reservoir Adrian Dally 1 Seen well by two other observers, in furthest reeds W of LBC
Bittern 07 Nov 2020 Abberton Reservoir Yvonne Watling 1 Layer breton causeway
Bittern 22 Oct 2020 Abberton Reservoir Andrew Wilson 1 North east of Layer Breton causeway over reed beds
Bittern 10 Sep 2020 Abberton Reservoir Stephen Entwistle 1 Track at layer bretton seen by phil (farmer) & Glenn Moore (very tame)
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
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