[Tweeters] Bittern at Shadow Lake
mj.cygnus at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 10:29:48 PST 2018
What a wonderful surprise on my recent visit to Shadow Lake at the Bob
Heirman Wildlife Park south of Snohomish. A bittern flew in along the
shoreline vegetation, stayed for a few minutes doing a variety of poses,
then stepped into the grass morass and disappeared.
It was too far for photos as it was all the way across the lake.
Many waterbird species: Trumpeter Swan (1 during day), Canada Goose,
Mallard, Pintail, Am. Wigeon, Eur Wigeon, Gadwall, Ring-necked Duck,
Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Hooded
Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, and Coot. Also a Bald Eagle was hunting the
The evening is still a major roost site for both Trumpeter and Tundra
Swans, about 1,100 mostly Trumpeters each evening.
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