Monday, July 28, 2014

Smith's Falls Swale for Least Bittern

July 19, 2014

Friend Stew Hamill told us that this was a good place to find Least Bitterns, if we went early.  Well, I guess 9 am is early enough, because we had multiple sightings of one as it responded to the taped call by jumping up fro the reeds for brief looks.  There was no chance at all for a photo.  It's quite an interesting area, accessible only by canoe.  The abundance of Black Terns was a pleasant surprise.  There were several Mallard and Wood Duck families and one Pied-billed Grebe with young.  Barbara also spotted a water snake and some interesting dragon flies.

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