Further to my last post it would seem that in fact bittern was seen towards the end of the afternoon!
In fact someone has recorded 2 in the hide log book – if that was you we would love to hear from you as to whether that was two birds seen at the same time or one bird in different places after a short interval. If the latter it is possible it was the same bird having snook through the vegetation in a way only a bittern can, if the former it will be the first time this winter we will have known we have had two bittern present. Comment below or email Blashfordlakes@hiwwt.org.uk . Thanks!