[Tweeters] American Bittern feeding at Crescent Lake, Snohomish County

Hank hank.heiberg at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 19:18:19 PDT 2014




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> Karen and I had the good fortune of watching an American Bittern for almost an hour today at Crescent Lake.

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> Feeding videos:

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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/14765137937/

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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/14765667860/

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> At one point the bittern appeared to stumble into the water after which we watched it spread each wing, presumably drying them.

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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/14951570002/

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> We also watched it "shimmy", a movement we have seen Great Blue Herons make before striking a prey.

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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/14952733642/

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> Finally here is a photo showing the bittern mirroring its environment.

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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/14763962388/


Hank Heiberg
Lake Joy
Carnation, Wa
hankdotheibergatgmaildotcom

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