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Apr 29, 2017 18:08 |  #1

Saw this little guy fly over a marsh yesterday and managed a couple of shots, thinking it was a green heron. Didn't see till I got home and got it on the "big screen" that it was an American bittern, a much more reclusive and hard-to-find bird. I've gotten lots of shots of a bittern foraging, etc., but never gotten a decent one in flight, so this was quite a treat!

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Apr 29, 2017 18:16 |  #2

There is something I have never seen from any distance!
Well done.


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Apr 29, 2017 20:09 |  #3

Never seen anything like this. Nice work!!


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Apr 29, 2017 20:24 |  #4

Great find and nice shot!


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greyswan
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Apr 29, 2017 20:37 |  #5

That is an amazing image!. Lovely to see.


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Apr 29, 2017 20:39 |  #6

Heck of a thing, there, Rocky! Nice job


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Apr 29, 2017 20:39 |  #7

Great shot! Hard to see these guys even standing around, leave alone flying!


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Apr 29, 2017 22:26 as a reply to Scrumhalf's post |  #8

Thank you all for the kind words! This little guy just appeared in my peripheral vision, and I thought, 'green heron, cool!', and snapped off about 5 frames... then I got home and looked at it on my monitor, and was surprised to discover it was a bittern!


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Apr 30, 2017 04:42 |  #9

Well, I WAS proud of my Bittern in-flite shot! Very nicely done, Rocky.


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