I love the American Bittern – what a curiously unique member of the heron family! This large Bittern has been aptly described as stout, streaked, solitary, and, most definitely, secretive and stealthy. The elusive American Bitterns are often very difficult to spot, but this one was quite accommodating and stayed out in the open for quite some time before he slipped back […]
I spotted these two sweet, young adult Purple Gallinules the other day. . . . more colorful than their younger juvenile peers, but not yet as brilliant as they will be in their full adult colors. See this All ABout Birds comparison for more.
This scene struck me as a study in contrasts . . . . a curiously quiet, reflective Limpkin against a veritable riot of yellow flowers. More often it is the Limpkins that are causing a riot with their loud screeching calls, and the background is hardly noticeable ☺️.