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American Bittern

Posted by Edwin Bowe on December 7, 2021 at 10:00 am
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Location: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, FL
As shown in this image, American bitterns have varying shades of brown on their backs and have long necks with heavy vertical striping that provides excellent camouflage in the tall weeds which they inhabit. If it hadn’t been for the motion, albeit very slow, I don’t think we would have seen this bird.