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  A Quick Check for Least Bitterns

Published: June 05, 2015
Tags: Parks and Preserves, Least Bittern, Eastern Bluebird, Gray Catbird, tifft

This morning, I tried for about the fourth time to find a Least Bittern at Tifft Nature Preserve. Last year, they were so much easier!  Finally, today, though, I found one on my last lap around the south end of the preserve. I watched as it slowly positioned itself on the reeds and began hunting for frogs or crayfish. Unfortunately, a work call came and I needed to get back to my office so I didn't have any more time to linger. He was a beauty, though, and I hope to get back soon!

A Gray Catbird seemed to want his photo taken as I was looking for the bittern - and a female Eastern Bluebird was busy gathering food for her young. Wonderful sights on a beautiful morning - I wish it could have lasted longer!

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Least Bittern ready for the hunt

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Gray Catbird

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Eastern Bluebird (female)

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Eastern Bluebird carrying food for her young

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