Monday, October 19, 2015
We walked around enjoying all the geese flying overhead, and were dazzled by two Snowy Egrets flying close enough for us to get a look at their striking yellow feet. It was a wonderful bird-filled day. We were happily heading back to the car when a very nice man stopped us and asked, "Have you see the Bittern?" We answered that we hadn't, but wouldn't really know for sure, since we had never seen one before. He pulled out his iPhone, hit his iBird app, and showed us what the American Bittern looks like. He said, "Go over to that tree and look into that pond toward the back. It likes to hide." So we thanked him and thanked him again, and headed over to the tree.
We are so jazzed to have the marsh birds back, and this lovely creature really made it an especially fantastic visit to the marsh.
Posted by robin andrea at 12:00 AM