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American bittern

American bittern
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-16 12:54
Viewed: 2473
Points: 4
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American bittern with his prey.

I found this elusive bird in a local storm pond close to my house. It was one evening wander. Next morning disappeared. A new species for me.

The American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a wading bird of the heron family (Ardeidae).
Although common in much of its range, the American bittern is usually well-hidden in bogs, marshes and wet meadows. Usually solitary, it walks stealthily among cattails or bulrushes. If it senses that it has been seen, the American bittern becomes motionless, with its bill pointed upward, causing it to blend into the reeds. It is most active at dusk. More often heard than seen, this bittern has a call that resembles a congested pump.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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Beautiful sharp picture of this bird , in his natural habitat.

Thanks for sharing.


Hello Mario
Great capture of this very shy bird.Beautiful natural colors and great sharp details.TFS
Have a good day and thank You.
Best regards

Bonjour Mario,
Agréable valorisation du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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