Britton, D & Reed, B. B / September 1978 – vol. 71, issue 9, pp 416–418 Bittern apparently feeding at night by artificial light At 23.30 GMT on 23rd January 1976, while walking along a canal at Kingsmead, Ware, Hertfordshire, I noticed something moving under a sodium lamp a little ahead of me. On further investigation, I discovered a Bittern Botaurus stellaris standing in 8-10 cm of water, app arently fishing by the yellow light of the lamp. Unfortunately, it flew ... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.