You allowed me to learn something fun today! I hadn’t seen pictures like these before with essentially s “herons” that are hardly noticeable!
I love this bird for the way it quietly fits in with nature and is so camouflaged. Who would think it’s a cousins to the easily noticed standout handsome heron!
“It is a well-camouflaged, solitary brown bird that unobtrusively inhabits marshes and the coarse vegetation at the edge of lakes and ponds. In the breeding season it is chiefly noticeable by the loud, booming call of the male. The nest is built just above the water, usually among bulrushes and cattails, where the female incubates the clutch of olive-colored eggs for about four weeks. The young leave the nest after two weeks and are fully fledged at six or seven weeks.