Bittern  (Botaurus stellaris)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Taking off

Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

In flight over the reed bed.

Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Eye spy from the reeds

Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Making off with a large pike for lunch

Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Captured

Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)

Large male Bittern chasing a stolen meal