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Least Bittern

Least Bittern on nest
Female Least Bittern on her Nest!

Answer to yesterday’s birdQUIZ!

Least Bittern!

Least Bittern on nest
Male Least Bittern

I must admit that I did not find this bird! It was found while following the mass of birdwatchers with all their scopes focused on the nest!!! Ironically, I ran into Toni Kelly while taking these photos! Toni was displaying her art work at the Tom Ridge Center . . . . SO!!!   Be sure to go visit her Art work if you happen to be in Erie PA anytime soon!  Hey Toni!

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14 responses

  1. Oh, I feel so much better now that I can see the bird! Honestly, I was ready to make an appointment with my ophthalmologist after the last view!

    There is something so beautiful about seeing a nesting bird. It’s like God is in His Heaven and all’s right with the world. (Great antidote for “watching the news discouragement blues.”

    I’m glad your feed is on my blog so I don’t forget to visit!

    11 May 2009 at 11:18 pm

  2. Mel

    Wow, they sure pick nice spots to nest… Hard to find huh?

    12 May 2009 at 12:48 am

  3. Cool!

    12 May 2009 at 6:23 am

  4. Great find

    12 May 2009 at 6:38 pm

  5. Hi Tom,

    I was wondering if you were going to post our most famous find from the weekend.

    People are still flocking to see it. Michele got video of the birds so will be posting sometime soon. We are both recuperating from a very long 4 weeks. I’m finding it hard to get back into the swing of things.

    12 May 2009 at 10:19 pm

  6. Bitterns are tough to spot let alone photograph. You get an “A” on both.

    13 May 2009 at 6:30 am

  7. Even if it wasn’t you, someone spotted this bird and has a real eagle eye! Nice photos.

    13 May 2009 at 7:54 am

  8. No wonder i never spot these birds…hard to see…

    13 May 2009 at 9:46 pm

  9. Neat shots Tom, great find and capture !!

    14 May 2009 at 4:55 am

  10. I love it that would consitute another first for me! And then… and to see her (and him) in such a relaxed state. How amazingly cool!

    14 May 2009 at 5:01 am

  11. Very cool find and some nice shots. Couldn’t tell from your quiz picture, but the nest certainly seemed right for a bittern.

    14 May 2009 at 10:59 am

  12. What an amazing find and shot! Such a beautiful bird!!

    14 May 2009 at 11:01 am

  13. Lisa at Greenbow

    yayyyy I was right. Great shots. It doesn’t matter who found it. It is wonderful to see.

    14 May 2009 at 10:14 pm

  14. Tom , that bird and nest look vaguely familiar:) I’ve only been there everyday this week photographing it myself. Nice shots, Tom.
    Looking for severe thunderstorms tomorrow. Hope they built it strong!

    15 May 2009 at 10:15 pm

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