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American Bittern

'Bitterns are stealth predators and typically stand motionless as they wait for prey to approach, or stalk it with barely perceptible motions. They adopt a classic pose when alarmed, with the beak pointing straight up, helping this streaky bird blend in with its reedy background. They tend to forage alone'.
(WikipediA)
Very cool capture! How unusual and different too.
April 6th, 2021  
This is awesome - He is hiding himself well
April 6th, 2021  
What a great capture
April 6th, 2021  
Great capture
April 6th, 2021  
Very cool.
April 6th, 2021  
definitely blends in--even the green on the bill.
April 6th, 2021  
Nice catch.
April 6th, 2021  
FAV!!
April 6th, 2021  
Awesome capture. Not sure that I've seen any of them around here, unless they are just hiding from me.
April 6th, 2021  
That pose really does seem to help it blend in.
April 6th, 2021  
Super!
April 6th, 2021  
Van
Great shot, the shape of his head and beak is very similar to the shape of the leaves.
April 6th, 2021  
What a great shot! He does blend in well - well spotted!
April 6th, 2021  
Such a magical capture, love the shapes and tones.
April 6th, 2021  
Kat
Well spotted and captured
April 6th, 2021  
Interesting !
April 6th, 2021  
Cool capture--I love its form mimicking the greenery!
April 6th, 2021  
superb
April 6th, 2021  
I know you don't see me. Wonderful
April 6th, 2021  
Definitely blending in.
April 6th, 2021  
fab camouflage and lovely sharp shot, fav
April 6th, 2021  
FAVtastic capture :)
April 6th, 2021  
Nature is amazing, great capture!
April 6th, 2021  
Bep
Great capture (as always).
April 6th, 2021  
love it - thanks for the info
April 6th, 2021  
So hard to spot these birds.
April 6th, 2021  
Well spotted and a great capture.
April 6th, 2021  
Ha, verstopt in het riet/gras, maar toch gezien!
April 6th, 2021  
Great capture, well spotted.
April 6th, 2021  
Great capture in the reeds
April 6th, 2021  
Awesome shot
April 6th, 2021  
Fantastic capture
April 6th, 2021  
Love the way it’s hidden in the greenery
April 6th, 2021  
Super closeup!
April 6th, 2021  
Very well camouflaged, and so interesting
April 6th, 2021  
Beautiful capture & fav.
April 6th, 2021  
Amazing.
April 6th, 2021  
Beautiful capture.
Yes . Winter has return. We like to say that we have four seasons. Often all on one day.
April 6th, 2021  
Great capture!
April 6th, 2021  
Wonderful! Certainly less visible in this pose.
April 6th, 2021  
fabulous capture and composition ...fav
April 7th, 2021  
Great capture fav
April 7th, 2021  
awesome
April 8th, 2021  
I take it you alarmed him?? Well spotted!
April 8th, 2021  
Well captured. We have bitterns in some parts of England but they’re so very illusive and therefore very difficult to capture. I’ve been lucky enough to see bitterns a couple of times but I haven’t managed to photograph one. This is a great image.
April 24th, 2021  
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