Weekly Photo Challenge:Unique
Friends, This bird is not unique to the Crex area, but the male in breeding plumage is unique as it is the only time I have seen the American Bittern male in his full regalia. The white epaulets and the feathery fringe under his chin are decorations that persist for only a short period in the spring. I think the gray mane feathers are also part of this costume. til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on February 4, 2013, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged American bittern, birds, bittern, Crex Meadows, feathering, mjspringett, nature, photography, postaday, weekly photo challenge. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.