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

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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