Date: 4/20/17 4:02 pm
From: Jim Edlhuber <jimedlhuber...>
Subject: [wisb] American Bittern ~ Oak Creek MKE Co. 4/20/17, some images...
Hi all,
As an American Bittern was reported between Oakwood Road and Ryan Road on
Pennsylvania Ave. yesterday in Oak Creek, I thought I would give it a try
later this morning. The bird was present in a ditch off the road. Even
though this bird was a different color than the surroundings it was in,
sometimes I saw it, sometimes I did not. It was an amazing situation as it
just blended in, did not look like a bird sometimes with the angle I was
at. It stood motionless when I saw it in the couple of passes I made, but
gave nice looks for a couple photos. There was a lot of traffic on
Pennsylvania Ave. and my stop times were very short. After a few minutes a
few cars stopped to see what I was up to, and the bird walked into the
brush on the side of the road, but it was still visible. Thanks to Dave M
for finding this bird and getting the word out yesterday. It was a cold day
with mostly cloudy skies and winds off the lake, it did not feel at all
like spring.

Images of the American Bittern from today at this link if you care to view

Thanks and good birding,

Jim Edlhuber
Town of Genesee Waukesha Co.

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