Bittern at West Rise against a not so pretty backdrop. Underlines the importance of this excellent area of reed bed and wetland.
I took a brief trip to West Rise marsh which sits almost within the urban, eastern fringes of Eastbourne to catch up with the Bluethroat discovered on Sunday. Quite a remarkable late winter record. The bird showed well on occasion and seemed to disappear as light faded. I also flushed a Bittern from the edge of the large pool whilst scanning the gulls.