Thursday, September 16, 2010
What the Heck is a Bittern???
If you didn't read my last blogpost
on the Sandhill Crane Migration,
please drop down to the bottom
of this one,
and click on "older posts" on the right hand corner
and read that first.
We went on a trip out to the Sturgeon River Sloughs
and watched over a hundred Sandhill Cranes migrate in...
it was wonderous!
While waiting for the Sandhill Cranes to fly in,
a guide spotted a bird.
He said it was rare in our area
and wanted us to see it.
It was WAY across the field in a pond, so I didn't get
great photos of it.
But I wanted you to see one,
in case you didn't ever see one before.
A Bittern is a heron-like bird.
Read about it HERE.
(You can even click on the sound this bird makes on the link, which is very unusual.)
So, now that you saw a good photo of one
at the All About Birds site (by clicking on the link),
here is my
There brown, tan and white stripes makes them blend in with
their environment so they are not easy to spot...especially across a pond
on a cloudy day!:
The sun came out a few times, and when it did,
it's feathers looked redder and it was easier to spot:
I am so happy to be able to share
it with you....
my blogger friends...
because like the theme
for the Enquirer goes:
"inquiring minds want to know!!
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