Least Bitterns, 08/05/18

Kyle Dudgeon and I spent some time very early this morning with the LEAST BITTERNS at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge’s Liberty Loop. It was great to see good numbers of LEBIs, and we got lucky with one particularly accommodating individual, which landed not very far off the path – I’ve included four photos of this bird.

In birding news, Karen Miller watched the ROSEATE SPOONBILL fly north over Oil City Road and into Orange County. Kyle and I searched for the bird down Liberty Lane, and John Haas joined us to help search the area, but unfortunately, as of this writing, the bird had not been relocated.

16 thoughts on “Least Bitterns, 08/05/18”

  1. My morning walk today produced red backed shrike and European redstart. Great light on the bittern shots.

    1. Shrike! Very nice. We got out there very early and it was just a perfect morning – sun breaking through the fog. Matt

  2. A black hawk has been spotted in maine . It has been seen within 3 miles of my vacation home here. I plan to go out tomorrow to try to get a look.

    1. Thanks Dave, I appreciate it. I’m thrilled to get ANY photos of a Least Bittern, and to get some good ones is really rewarding. Matt

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