Tag Archives: Little Bittern


Lil’ B. Rain

No, this is not about some infamous rapper. It’s about the Little Bittern. Not much rapping there, producing a mere monotonous ‘dog barking’ is what they do. And that’s usually all you get from then. […]

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Little Bitterns at 2500k away

One of the birds I wanted to shoot in Portugal was the Little Bittern. I visited a place last fall that seemed suitable, and hence planned on going back there. Before my departure to Portugal […]

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“Hey, wait, isn’t that a…?”

Some birds are masters in blending in with their environment. When you are not actively looking for them you probably won’t even notice that they’re there. Unless they move or call, that is. In this […]

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Little Bittern on Lesvos

One bird you can find for sure while visiting Lesvos, is the Little Bittern. Although much smaller than some people suspect, it can be found along the rivers, canals and ponds. Of course, you must […]

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So small…..

Little Bitterns are the smallest herons we have around here, more or less the size of a Common Moorhen. They live pretty secluded lives and there are only a few spots in The Netherlands where they […]

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Wonderful Wryneck and some more colors from Thailand

One of the most surprising moments last week I experienced while I was sitting in my rental car. An Indian Roller (Indische Scharrelaar) was perched on a wire and I was merely waiting for it […]

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Bluethroats to rely on

The last couple of days I tried to frame the Little Bittern (Woudaap), but hardly got a chance to see it. The one time if flew up, my camera didn’t focus in time 🙁 . […]

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Close Encounter

On one of our last days on the island of Lesbos (early May), we witnessed an unusual encounter. The Little Bittern seemed injured, since it made the impression it couldn’t fly away when this curious […]

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Little Bittern

One of the more elusive species in the Netherlands is the Little Bittern. There’s only a few of them, and they tend to hide themselves pretty well deep down in the reeds. This time of […]

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TC Testing

Last week I bought a new teleconverter, the Nikon TC20E-III, supposed to be better than my old TC17E-II… The weather was not that good last week and I had work to do as well, so […]

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