Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Lethal Jungle Hunter

Lethal Jungle Hunter

I found a spot at the Ridgefield NWR today, Aug. 20, 2015, where I saw at least 3 American Bitterns, at least a couple of which were juveniles.  They were in their familiar grassy habitat with shallow, muddy water.  The one pictured caught at least 4 tadpoles in less than 30 minutes, but it never came out into the open.  I tried to find a frame that was sharp, where the eye was not obstructed, and the bill and prey are mostly visible.

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f7.1, ISO 640, 500mm, 2:07 p.m.

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