This Least Bittern stood over the duckweed covered water and snatched
out fish after fish.
These birds are as comfortable walking through the
are swinging through the
. Their big yellow feet cling to
the stalks holding them motionless in the air while they wait for a fish
to swim past. I have no idea how they can see the fish through the
Evelyn was taking pictures with me and she got the bittern out in the
open without a single stem between her camera and the bird, and she
photographed the fish it caught:
, the purple
flower behind the bittern's beak, is a common sight in the wetlands. So
is the purple fire flag
Least Bittern facing away from you is standing on.
Let's see, what else do birds do? They fly, they eat... and:
Yes, the poop in the picture above is real, I didn't Photoshop it in.
This chick on the left is a young Least Bittern. See the fluffy feathers
on the lighter head?