This week’s photo, taken December 25, 2014 at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, features an AMERICAN BITTERN.

The AMERICAN BITTERN likes to blend in with its surroundings (often a forest of reeds bordering a marsh). To help it stay hidden, the bittern stands perfectly still with its bill extended skyward, so that it resembles the shape and the appearance of a tall thin plant. This particular bird, despite its best efforts to hide, provided me with the finest view that I’ve ever had of a bittern.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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2 Responses to Camouflage

  1. Brad Snyder says:

    Great shot!!! Gorgeous bird.

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. kathydoremus says:

    It does blend in with the reeds. Glad you could get a photo of one. 🙂

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