Nazeing was a little quieter than the past few months tallies. There were still 6 Goldeneye about but only 4 Goosander where as previously I had recorded 12 on two occasions over the winter.
Normal service was resuming at Seventy Acres Lake. None had seen the Bittern early doors but a couple of Water Rail were doing the usual warm-up act.
From the bridge, a lone Muntjac clip-clopped over the bridge without any Troll appearing. It then reappeared from the hide giving good views.
So readers, I guess you want the star of the show right?
Well the Bittern took its time to show which was roughly 14.20pm and even then, it was fleeting or clandestine to say the least. But appear it did.
Once again, the new lens seams to be doing its stuff as the bittern sped across the cutting in the reedbed like a frightened chicken but a frightened Bittern would seem to be a more apt description to me.