I found it very amusing that this Bittern, who stopped by The Ramble sat stiffly out in the open without moving all day. “Is it a plastic bird glued to a branch?” “No, it is real,” I was told. Obviousy, it was easy to photograph even though it was high up in the tree high up. I used a Nikon D750 with a Sigma 120-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS Contemporary.

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus), Central Park, NYC 3/31/2018

12 thoughts on “Bittern

  1. Denzil 2018-04-15 / 1:47 pm

    That’s one of the reasons I like walking in nature. It’s so surprising!

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  2. Denzil 2018-04-14 / 1:44 pm

    Super! The ones here skulk in the reeds and are rarely seen


  3. Eunice 2018-04-12 / 6:50 pm

    A great photo, I hope he enjoyed the sunshine 🙂


  4. Jet Eliot 2018-04-11 / 8:37 am

    Knowing bittern behavior, and their skulking, skittish ways, I find this a most unusual and endearing story, Sherry. He or she has that stance they take when they are trying to blend in and not be seen. So I can only think, looking at the wintry tree and the sun this beauty is bathed in, is that he’s letting the sun soak in deep for warmth. I know I would. Your photo is delightful. Really fun post, and amusing, as you say.

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-04-11 / 8:59 am

      There were no reeds to hide in, though it looked like it thought there were. 🤣

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