For this weeks feature bird I am sharing my not so great photos of the Bombay Hook Least Bittern.
Hidden behind the tall grasses, you can make out the yellow legs and the beak. They are small birds range from 11 to 14 inches in length. The birds underparts and throat are white with light brown streaks.
This is a shot of a GB Heron with the Least Bittern still hiding behind the tall grasses. If I had not seen it move I think it would have remained well hidden.
A cropped shot of the Least Bittern.
This was my first sighting (May 19) of the Least Bittern also seen at Bombay Hook. I think it is just a funny looking pose. The shot above shows more of the coloring on the Bittern's head, back and side.
It is a cool bird to see and I just wish my photos could have been better. But, I will take what I can of this elusive bird. They do spend time straddling the reeds like the American and when alarmed they freeze and point their bill straight up.. blending in with their marsh vegetation.
I was excited to see the Least Bittern somewhat out in the open and I hope you enjoy my Least Bittern.
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I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!