American Bittern

Another beautiful day, albeit on the cool side, and a large turnout at Reifel for the Family Day long weekend. When there is this may visitors it’s nice if there is an owl around I can set up on for them. Such was not the case this afternoon as I could not locate any. While I did get a few people asking, most were just out enjoying the day.

The highlight of the day was along the outside west dyke,

American Bittern
American Bittern

… where an American Bittern was active in a patch of flattened cattails. So I set up there for awhile to show people.

American Bittern
American Bittern

For some it was the first time they had seen one. Always a good day when one of these usually secretive birds provides such a good viewing opportunity.

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