Saturday, July 3, 2010

American Bittern

Until this Spring I had not seen a Bittern, much less photographed one. Last May, in a marsh just west of Milbank, South Dakota, I came upon this pair with obviously amorous intentions. Later, the same marsh disclosed what I presume to be a third bittern.

You can see why Bitterns are so difficult to find. Their camouflage is incredible.