Is there such a bird - bittern
• There is a bird - bittern
Bittern meet - is a solid rip jackpot. Thank God ixobrychus we are literally under the feet are unsteady, so do not shoot them - a sin.
Total channel (1.5 kilometers long with a break in the village), I counted three pairs of bitterns. There may be more, but hardly more than another couple. Otherwise, they will be a bit crowded. One of the pairs of Little Bittern in this place (with an accuracy of up to one meter !!) nests for several years and every year gets in my lenses.
To remove the bittern, the council is only one - do not yank any members of his body, especially the lens tube. If all the movements done very smoothly and without looking into the eyes of a bird, you can in front of her twice to perform a striptease with dressing and exercise on a pole. But the first and most important thing in photography Little Bittern - is to see it in a thick cane-reeds. Except, of course, that such cases:
Although some people manage not to notice the bittern, and that's so worthwhile. For comparison, the size of the birds in the hunting and alarm counter, poured two shots into one:
As they say, feel the difference!
2. So, I rented the car, then drove up to the pool a little further distance shots, first look around the middle and upper parts of the cane stalks. Sometimes bittern sitting there, watching the situation. Then drove up as close to the water and carefully look around, slow (!!) moving along the coast. Bittern hunting near the water cut-off in relation to the cane, sometimes even pritaplivaya stalks its own weight. Most often, she "holds" in each paw on a reed, at least - is sitting on a stem with both paws. If close (a meter and a half or two) from the main body of the undergrowth has separately growing reed, very high probability that the bird sooner or later uses it for hunting them. There's an overview of broader and more living creatures. Patience - your main ally.
Bittern is able to sit perfectly still (barely noticeable only move his eyes) clock mimicric properties of its feathers are amazing and to see a bird among weave reed stalks is not easy, and it is practically impossible for the untrained eye. But over time, you'll notice it with a hundred meters.
Notice how during hunting bittern keeps paws:
This startled cyclist-milker, drove past the car. I did not see him, and the bittern - yes:
And another tip: if you find a "vype" place then look no further own happiness. Bird anyway, sooner or later, but it must appear on their lands to hunt, especially during the fledging. Wait and you will be rewarded!
Acrobatic abilities and skills of hunting small bitterns are simply amazing. Besides tadpoles, frogs, fish bittern is not squeamish and dragonflies all sizes, catching them on the fly. Most often come across a female-nurse. Male only saw a couple of times. And it is not for hunting, and look out for your homies to football. Then only the ladies.
In the late Bazaar.
But that's another female from a different section of the channel.
And this is the third, shot it at the very end of the reservoir.
And suddenly, the bird stood in danger of the rack. It's behind me back rural women with milking the cows husband.
But the people have passed, and the bittern has continued to be on guard, even turned the other way, obviously watching someone red eye.
Here it is, the adversary! I crept to the bitterns, but did not consider it having a telescopic neck. Bittern flew to the other bank of the pond, and tomcat what is called washed.