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American Bittern

Botaurus lentiginosus

Normally a very reclusive bird, some these American Bittern’s were exceptionally cooperative with me. If it senses it has been seen, the this bird becomes motionless, with its bill pointed upward, causing it to blend into the reeds. It even sways if the wind is blowing the reeds. The first two images in this set illustrate this behavior.

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