Sunday, 17 June 2012

River Colne, Rickmansworth (17/06/2012)

The first decent day weather wise for a while and I ventured to the Aquadrome and the River Colne.  I then walked down the canal and eventually found my way to the river where after a wait the female Little Bittern showed and then showed very well.  At one point it appeared to have caught a stickleback but had difficulty swallowing it.  It then spent some time rubbing the fish against the vegetation - presumably to get rid of the spines.  It eventually flew a few yards upstream showing its very distinctive flight pattern.