Yesterday, several excited birders at the Edwin B Forsythe Wildlife Refuge pointed out a rare bird to me. It was an American Bittern , a type of heron that is well camouflaged and difficult to see, even when you stood close to it. It was a first sighting for me, and I didn’t waste any time taking the following photos.
As I walked closer to the bittern, I managed to take this shot as it lunged after something.
However, it didn’t catch what it wanted, and looked somewhat disconsolate, probably blaming the heavens for the missed catch.