I've been to the small creek by the river again this afternoon. I'm talking about this place so much, so I give you the coordinates: latitude: 47°24'54.07"N, longitude: 19° 5'51.46"E. Check out on Google Earth that this wonderful little spot is really surrounded by the city.
The Little Bitterns were not cooperative this time. The male has been there when I arrived, but left very soon. The female arrived very late, right when I was about to leave.
But I could work with the newly arrived Moorhen pair. I've seen them mating, so perhaps they will be breeing here. I would be happy for them.
Here's a sunny sketch:
And one after the sun disappeared:
I could see a short battle between them and the resident Coots. This is a videograb from my recording. The upper bird is just helping its mate to escape from the Coot that was helding it under the water for a sec (you can see the 2nd bird coming up on the left)! I really love recording videos, because I can see such moments that would be impossible with my eyes.