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Old Jul 9, 2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default American Bittern

Found this guy out in the open by the side of the road. In cattails or reeds, this pose keeps the Bittern very well hidden. They blend right in and look like they're part of the reeds. When they take the same pose out in the open, thinking they're hiding, it's just comical.

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Old Jul 9, 2012, 1:12 PM   #2
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It certainly is a very fine bird Bob - you were incredibly lucky to find him out in the open. Well caught !
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Old Jul 9, 2012, 5:45 PM   #3
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I do like that picture. Nature sure has a wide variety....this Bittern is an odd looking bird...but I'm sure function dictates form.
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Nicve shot! It's tough to catch them totally in the open.

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Old Jul 10, 2012, 2:23 PM   #5
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So glad you were in the right place at the right time, and that you were kind enough to share the results!
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 9:34 PM   #6
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An odd pose, indeed! Nicely done, and thanks for giving me some new knowledge today.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 2:42 PM   #7
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Reminds me of the great time with you when we photographed the American Bittern at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. I had a tough time finding that bird it was so well camouflaged.

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