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  • n  relatively small compact tawny-brown heron with nocturnal habits and a booming cry; found in marshes

  • This week the fountain of Miss Vanuxem and her bittern (known officially as the "Spirit of the Schuylkill") was on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and with it something .
  • It is not funny if you are an aquatic bird (duck, heron, egret, gallinule, spoonbill, ibis, bittern crane) and, having flown down to Florida for the winter, find your favorite .
  • Into the forest wilderness, where the elk drinks from the secret brooks and from ageless marshes the bittern boom, comes Uvadiev, with Favorov an engineer and Suzanne a chemist .
News & Articles

  • Rare bird returns after 150 years to Ireland
    The bittern, a bird not seen in Ireland in 150 years has returned to breed there according to birdwatchers. Three have been spotted in County Wexford, driven there from France say the experts by the freezing weather on the continent.
    June 29, 2013 - Irish Central
Quotes

  • Alan Smith in Telegraph.co.uk
    It's the home of the skylark, the bittern, the buzzard and the hare,said Alan Smith, chairman of redbox.
  • Ben Bradshaw in guardian.co.uk
    Thanks to the policies of this Labour government, wild bird numbers, after decades of decline, are now recovering,Mr Bradshaw said, with a straight face, even though Tories were laughing their heads off. "Bittern, corncrake and bunting are...

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