Thursday, November 26, 2015

American Bittern

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


  1. Nice clear pics.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. John, would it be possible to use one of your pics in British Birds? We pay £15 for each image published, copyright remains with you, and we can supply a copy of the issue concerned. If so, could you e-mail a hi-res jpeg of your 2nd and 6th shots in this series to
    Thanks, Roger Riddington