Friends, this bittern is trying to hide in the cattails and sedges in Crex Meadows but the water background is betraying him, when a threat is near, he will stand with his beak raised like this so the stripes down his long neck appear like a pile of rushes, sometimes if the wind is blowing he will wave back and forth to more closely resemble his grassy background, these birds are intriguing and soon when they nest, you will not find them easily, below is a higher magnification of his head, til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on May 4, 2013, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged American bittern, birds, bittern, Crex Meadows, mjspringett, nature, photography, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
great shot, margie!
Beautiful images of a wonderful being.
such a beautiful creature … if only we fitted into our environment as well as he does when he is in the reeds …. and made as little impact 🙂