I have been trying to see this bird, a Eurasian (great) bittern (Botaurus stellaris) for a long time. I finally spotted it, and what a peculiar looking bird. It is really hard to spot it when it sits perfectly still between the reeds. I heard it before I spotted it. It had a unique sound, kinda like when blowing in a bottle, but very loud.
..oh and Rørdrum is the danish name for this bird 🙂


It is always fascinating to see a fox hunting for small rodents. You can tell immediately when they found one. They freeze up for a moment and turn their ears in the direction of their prey. And they get a very determined expression. Moments later, they jump high in the air and lands upon the place they think the prey is located. In most cases (that I have seen), the attack is successful.