This is a bittern video from Belarus.
From the RSPB in Britain:
Booming bird bounces back
Last modified: 15 December 2014
Bitterns, elusive heron-like birds once extinct in the UK, have had a record year in England with the highest number of individuals recorded since the 1800s, thanks to support from an EU conservation programme. Government figures recently showed many threatened species are still declining, but this story demonstrates that it is possible to bring back species from the brink.
Funding from the European Union’s LIFE-Nature programme, which supports environmental and nature conservation projects, has allowed a partnership of organisations including the RSPB to successfully create and restore wetland habitats for bitterns and other wildlife.
… The main ‘special conservation measure’ available is designation and appropriate management of the key breeding and wintering sites as Special Protection Areas (SPAs). For example, the North Norfolk coast is part of a…
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