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Great Bittern

Rohrdommel / Butor étoilé / Botaurus stellaris
Regular winter visitor, but mostly hiding in the reeds. Almost all of these pictures where taken during the coldest phases of the winter when the shallow water in the reeds froze up and the bittern had to come to the open water.
Great Bittern - Portrait
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Great Bittern - activ
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Great Bittern - Hidden
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Great Bittern - In flight
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