Release of rescued Von Schrenck’s Bittern

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Injured juvenile male Von Schrenck’s Bittern (Photo: Jeremiah Loei).

An injured juvenile male Von Schrenck’s Bittern (Ixobrychus eurhythmus) was rescued by nature photographers at Bedok Green Primary School. When it regained its strength and aggressiveness, it was released on the evening of 19th October 2018.

The “release” ceremony was held by the Lily Pond in front of the Big fish aquarium at Satay by the Bay. Nature photographers, mostly members of Facebook Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia BICA gathered to document the occasion.

Member Isabelle Lee had the honour of lifting the top of the box holding the bittern. The moment she lifted the top, bittern took off like a rocket, taking photographers by surprise (see videos by Jeremiah Loei above, below).

As Art Toh wrote: “All we got from the release was… (see below):

Box with Von Schrenck’s Bittern’s head and bill poking out (Photo: Art Toh).

As Jeremiah Looei wrote: “This events shows that Nature Photographers do care for Nature n it’s Creatures!“

Jeremiah Loei & Art Toh
29th October 2018

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behaviour through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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