For once, I was almost in the right place at the right time. When news broke yesterday of the American Bittern I was working in west Kerry and new I'd never make it down to Castle Freke in Cork to see this fantastic looking bird. But knowing that I was in south west Cork today and with my work meeting ending one hour ahead of plan, and the fact that I was passing through Rosscarbery on my way home, I popped down the five minute drive off the main road to see this bird. When I got there I was lucky enough that the sun was just shinning and the bird was showing well. Here are a few of the 300 shots that I got. Would like to get back over the weekend for more if the bird sticks around.
American Bittern, Castle Freke John N Murphy