Wednesday, October 19, 2016
An American Bittern in Prospect
Just about 1:30, Isabel Conte tweeted out a note that the bittern was walking along the edge of the Marsh that had Sora rails not long ago.This marsh section is farther down the dirt trail that runs thru a pair of mature Gingko trees. Isabel later tweeted that the Bittern was in the Virginia Rail --last month's--section with the black plastic cover opposite the three green shipping container.The bittern flew upward and back down into its same secretive abode about 45 minutes later.
A great bird for the park and kudos to Isabel for being the lucky observer.