When a bittern strikes at prey unseen I never know what it’s going to come up with, but often I can guess based on the location of the strike. When this bittern lunged out into the water, I guessed it would bring up a bullfrog, but I wasn’t expecting a tadpole! And such a large one! Fortunately for me it repeated the performance a moment later when I was better positioned for pictures. Despite their size the tadpoles were still relatively early in their development as they hadn’t yet started to grow legs.