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American-Bittern-061

American Bittern

Posted by mervjcormier on May 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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I saw and photographed this bittern on Saturday morning in the flooded fields near the St John river during spring freshet. It was in display mode, having many white feathers showing from the front of it’s wings and making a noise which I had never heard before by clapping it’s upper and lower mandibles together. Canon 7D body and 100-400mm L IS lens used on auto.