Daily Archives: December 14, 2017

Little Bittern, Portugal

You can sometimes get much closer to this Little Bittern, but this is the best shot I managed in my Birds and Nature Tours trip to southern Portugal. Great scope views! This is from a little pond just above the flats and salt pans of the Tagus River Estuary across from Lisbon…only 20 minutes from my hotel. A Purple Swamp Hen haunts this same pond, and we saw it the next day…but did not see the Little Bittern again. So it goes. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Processed and heavily cropped in Photoshop Express.