Bittern Bird

Bittern Bird (Botauris stellaris) The bittern bird is now considered the rarest bird in the UK.  The bittern is a member of the heron family and is extremely shy and elusive. Before fenland was drained to form farmland, the bittern was once common and vast numbers of booming bitterns in Spring would have been a glorious sound. Bitterns only live in reed beds, beautifully camouflaged