Weekly Photo Challenge:Unique

American Bittern-spring male

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

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on February 4, 2013, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What an interesting bird. Awesome Job!

  2. Very unusual… Great photo!

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