Wednesday, March 16, 2011

American Bittern

There was supposed to be some sun Monday afternoon, but it came and went as I was on my way to RNWR. Activity was pretty slow for the refuge. Water fowl and raptors were few and far between, but there a few hundred Tree Swallows flying over South Big Lake. I've seen them there now for a few weeks and the numbers are increasing. I'm not sure why they seem to restrict themselves to that body of water.
I did find an American Bittern near marker 10. It was right along side the road and slowly moved away. I love the feet and legs on these birds. Very similar to Common Moorhens.

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