Fortunately local birding isnt about just one species. There are usually other birds to find if you look hard enough just as well as my search for a local Bittern has so far proved fruitless. Vigils at Brandon Marsh N.R, Ladywalk N.R. and Middleton Lakes RSPB have produced a variety of species but as yet no Bittern. Some of the species seen yesterday are shown below. Other species such as Hume's Y B Warbler seen yesterday were rather more camera shy.
Water Rail, Ladywalk N.R.
Great spotted Woodpecker