Least Bittern

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  • Chris Calohan
    Chris Calohan
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    on: February 18, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    One of my favorite birds to shoot. They are incredibly stealthy and faster tan one might image as from the time they strike at a fish, to the catch is less than a second.

    David Eckels
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    Re: Least Bittern
    Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Another wonderful shot, Chris. What are those white things attached to the underside of the gray leaf?

    David
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    Chris Calohan
    Chris Calohan
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    Re: Least Bittern
    Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Those are snail eggs. The Snail Kites and Gallinules feed on the snails.

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: Least Bittern
    Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Bitterns can be fun to (try to) find when they grab onto cattail stalks and point their beaks straight up. One could walk right by w/o noticing…which is exactly the point!

    Nice catch!!

    Mike.

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    Eric Myrvaagnes
    Eric Myrvaagnes
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    Re: Least Bittern
    Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Great portrait, Chris.

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