The accompanying video by Jeremiah Loei was shot at Baker Street, Singapore. The bittern was standing at the water’s edge totally focussed and motionless, except for the tail flapping slowly in a circular motion.
This feeding technique is commonly used by all species of herons. In this instance it was taking the crouched posture (as compared to the upright posture), waiting for the prey to approach close enough for it to use its sharp bill to spear it.
3rd February 2019
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.