7 accepted records for American Bittern in Cornwall (1 pending 2010)
1871 One killed at Woodhill, Liskeard.
1873 One shot, Tresamble, Gwennap, Nr Redruth.
1906 A male with broken wing shot at Porthcurno Beach, Portscatho.
1927 One shot on Goss Moor.
1953 One shot, Stratton, Bude.
1977 7th – 25th Sept, Marazion Marsh and St Erth Valley.
1999 13th – 17th May 1999, Walmsley Sanctuary.
2010 26th – 31st Oct, Trewey Common then re-located at Walmsley Sanctuary 1st Nov – 7th Nov
Video courtesy of John Chapple
Images below courtesy of Gareth Jones, taken at Walmsley Sanctuary
American Bittern at Walmsley Sanctuary
American Bittern at Trewey Common being mobbed by a Peregrine