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Snow Bunting

A winter visitor I had not yet spent time with is the Snow Bunting.

Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting

There has been a lone bird along the Tsawwassen Ferry causeway of late.

Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting

This Bunting certainly did not disappoint in any way.

Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting

It was very cooperative,

Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting

… allowing for plenty of close up photo opportunities.

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.