I’ve just returned from a session of bittern photography at a local reserve where a breeding pair are presenting good photo opportunities to capture some flight shots. This elusive and rare breeding bird has a nest deep in the reedbed but I was able to place myself strategically so that I could get some flight shots as they flew from the nest out to feeding grounds. It’s always a game of chance as to which drection the birds fly, but there’s one flight path that works perfectly for photography. Here are a couple of images from today, slightly contra jour but I’m pleased with the results. I’ll add a few more as I edit or return to try for more images.