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May 05, 2018 09:00 |  #1

I was able to watch this American Bittern catch a small pike and also observe it making its famous, booming call on several occasions. This was all at very close range and was certainly worth sitting on the cold, wet, mossy lawn for twenty minutes; pants and underwear dry eventually.


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May 05, 2018 09:28 |  #2

Great shots! You don't get such opportunities often.


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May 05, 2018 14:34 |  #3

That's a great catch. And your captures are great too. I know bitterns are not easy subjects- well done


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May 05, 2018 20:28 |  #4

Fantastic! These are excellent.


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May 06, 2018 07:33 |  #5

Archibald wrote in post #18619951 (external link)
Great shots! You don't get such opportunities often.


CaptBob wrote in post #18620068 (external link)
That's a great catch. And your captures are great too. I know bitterns are not easy subjects- well done


FPP wrote in post #18620225 (external link)
Fantastic! These are excellent.

Thanks, guys; I appreciate your responding. It was a real treat to be able to observe and photograph this fellow.


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May 08, 2018 04:31 |  #6

Always great when a "plan" comes together! Was this up in your neck of the woods? (Wouldn't expect to see Northern in Az.)

Great photography as always, Al! May your skivvies dry quickly. :-)


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May 08, 2018 07:46 |  #7

ardeekay wrote in post #18621724 (external link)
Always great when a "plan" comes together! Was this up in your neck of the woods? (Wouldn't expect to see Northern in Az.)

Great photography as always, Al! May your skivvies dry quickly. :-)

Thanks, Rog. This was taken from our property, across a channel out to the main lake. It's a great opportunity in that both the light and proximity were perfect.


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May 08, 2018 09:45 |  #8

These are great!!


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May 08, 2018 11:02 |  #9

Holy cow, Al! It's neat to get to shoot that close to them, isn't it? Love the fish shot!


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