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Old October 4th, 2018, 06:31 AM
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American Bittern, Yolo County California
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Old October 4th, 2018, 07:56 AM
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American Bittern, Yolo County California
03 October 2018

Hi Doug,

Such a beautifully camouflaged bird? Is it fairly easy to photograph as long as you can see it, or does it mover fast?

What a surprise! If I was telling my children about this bird,

......and I managed to notice it in the reeds and against straw and mud, I’d Have said, look that “heron” has learned to disguise itself!

I had never heard the name Bittern, but with that long neck and a spear of a beak, I would have got it so wrong! Still my kids would have thought I knew what I was talking about!

Later they discovered how I knew very little......until they got their first invoice for car insurance!

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Old October 4th, 2018, 08:44 AM
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Very nice, I think these are often difficult to spot.
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Old October 8th, 2018, 07:13 AM
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Wonderful Doug.

Even more is nature's protective camouflage.
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