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American Bittern Pair
5/7/07 2007 Debbie Stahre

American Bittern Pair

Plum Island, Massachusetts

Not very good shots, but first pair I have seen with a displaying male in breeding plumage. Taken at 5:50AM over quite a distance before I could get my tripod out.

Nikon D80 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/250s f/7.1 at 400.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
Janice Dunham 16-Nov-2009 02:55
Debbie, What a wonderful shot! I never knew there was a display plumage until I saw this. Thank you so much. Janice Dunham, NYC
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