American Bittern

It was a rather gloomy and damp day so I was not expecting much.

American Bittern
American Bittern

Much to my delight this American Bittern emerged from the reeds.

American Bittern
American Bittern

Better yet,

American Bittern
American Bittern

… it did not seem to mind my walking along side.

American Bittern
American Bittern

This Bittern definitely made my day allowing me to be this close with what is usually a fairly elusive bird.