We had a very exciting piece of news from a local birding expert walking around the reed bed at Quarry Walk yesterday, (just across the road from White Mills Marina.) He told us that at long last he had seen the bittern. The brown heron like bird not only gracefully flew out of the reed bed but landed on the water's edge where it quickly disappeared from view.
We were lucky enough to see a bittern around Quarry Walk about three years ago, however it has remained incredibly elusive ever since. Walkers have reported seeing it on rare occasions, but by its very nature it is happiest out of sight.