I was very pleased to see an American Bittern today at the Driscoll-Naylor Bird Sanctuary.
These members of the heron family are extremely hard to see because they are well camouflaged and feed among the tall grasses and reeds at the edges of marshes. Often, the only way to detect their presence is by hearing their call.
Although the range of the American Bittern is quite large, their numbers are declining. We are very lucky to have this bird visit the Viviry watershed.
Here is an image from this morning.