Well it was a beautiful day and lots of visitors at Reifel this afternoon. The highlight of the day was a couple of American Bittern seen along the south dyke. While I did not find them on my first pass along the trail, they did make appearances later on. The first one was not in great spot for photos,
… but the second Bittern was in a much better location for viewing and photographing.
To the delight of many visitors it foraged for food in this area the rest of the afternoon.
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,
… where an American Bittern was active in a patch of flattened cattails. So I set up there for awhile to show people.
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.