While scanning wet marshes for breedig bird suddendly this Bittern rised between the salicornia bushes and started walking towards us too close at probably 4-5 meters and had enough time over 20 mn to make some great observation. Thanks to Feten who spotted it first.
I usually make rapid small squared paintings in the side of the sketchpad a part of the main work, when in a hurry an not enough time to get details, just to rember the site or to have an overview of the surroundings.
Fat Sand Rat Psamommys obesus in a hole among salicornia végétation, Hchichina (Gabès). The Psammomys is a small rat found particularly around wetlands (Sebkha and chotts) mainly in arid areas and partly along the coast