Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Bitterns

Bitterns

Bitterns

A7R4 in APS-C mode

FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G

190B/GHFG1

 

 

 

Yellow Bittern

A small, pale buffy-brown bittern. Male is black-crowned and black on flight feathers and tail.

Male flying Yellow Bittern, f6.3 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 1250, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, 11 Feb 2022

 

 

Male, A6400, f8 1/800. @600mm, ISO 1600, Jurong Lake Garden, 11 Jan 2021

 

A6400, f7.1 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Satay by the Bay Lily Pond, 19 Feb 2021

 

A6400, f7.1 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 800, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, Satay by the Bay Lily Pond, 19 Feb 2021

 

Juvenile Yeloow Bittern usually shows heavy dark streaking on back and underparts.

f10 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, Kingfisher Wetlands Park, 4 Mar 2022

 

 

 

Juvenile Yellow Bittern, f10 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 800, Kingfisher Wetlands Park, 4 Mar 2022

 

 

f10 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 800, Kingfisher Wetlands Park, 4 Mar 2022

 

 

Angry Bittern after missing a catch, f8 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 800, Kingfisher Wetlands Park, 13 Jan 2022

 

 

f8 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 800, Kingfisher Wetlands Park, 13 Jan 2022

 

 

f8 1/1250  @600mm, ISO 1250, Kingfisher Wetlands Park, 17 Mar 2022

 

 

f8 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 1250, Kingfisher Wetlands Park, 17 Mar 2022

 

 

f8 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 1250, Kingfisher Wetlands Park, 4 Mar 2022

 

 

 

 

Black Bittern

A large, dark bittern with streaked underparts. Combination of blackish plumage, buffy sides of throat, neckand upper breast and dark bill, legs and feet is diagnostic. First-winter bird shows pale fringing on upperpart feathers.

 

A6400, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 800, Satay by the Bay, 19 Feb 2021

 

 

 

 

Von Schrenck's Bittern

Small, strikingly-coloured bittern with contrasting dark back and pale wings. Adult male rich chestnut from face, hindback to lower back, contrasting strongly with buff underparts, shoulder and wing coverts. Female similar but wings entirely chestnut, with bold spotting upperparts and wings. Both sexes crown black. Young birds are heavily spotted on upperparts, and boldly streaked on underparts.

 

Female, f8 1/1000. @560mm, ISO 8000, Hougang Ave 10, 19 Nov 2021

 

Female, f9 1/80. @560mm, ISO 1600, Hougang Ave 10, 19 Nov 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

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