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Monday, 1 November 2010

AMERICAN BITTERN now at Walmsley Sanctuary CBWPS Reserve in Cornwall



Well this is how one really wants to see an AMERICAN BITTERN - stunning photographs taken this afternoon at Walmsley Sanctuary - perhaps the Trewey Common bird relocating.........

Just gone through my inbox and discovered why the AMERICAN BITTERN was not seen at Trewey Common today. These fantastic photographs taken today at Walmsley Sanctuary could explain why.

The reserve is generally strictly CBWPS members only with very limited parking. However, the local farmer has agreed to open up a field for parking at SW 988 742 which is on the SW side of the B3314 just before the traffic lights at Trewornan Bridge if travelling from Wadebridge.

The hide will not be unlocked until daybreak so please do not attempt to enter the reserve before someone from CBWPS arrives which should be at 06:30. Access to the reserve is across farmland, which will contain livestock so it is imperative that people follow on site instructions.

As one can see from the published images above, the bird was showing very well today and was reported as present from 11:00 to 14:00 at least (Dave Parker, CBWPS Website and Bird Recording Editor)