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As you can see by the beak this Bird is part of the Heron family but I was surprised to see it hunting for frogs/insects in the middle of the morning as its habits are usually dusk to evening feeding. Individuals tend to feed alone, you can see in photos 3 and 4 where it is stalking prey while walking slowly along the water’s edge or across vegetation, you can see its hunting from its perch because it has its head and neck withdrawn (photo 4), then When it spots potential prey, the little bittern extends its neck and strikes with the beak (photo 1 and 3).
seen in a wildlife reserve set out for wetland birds in Moraira.