Date: 10/19/18 4:40 am From: Dan Dorrance <d2dorrance...> Subject: [ia-bird] American Bittern (East Pott Co)
On two separate occasions yesterday I viewed airborne American Bittern just north of Elliott Iowa along Pioneer Trail. There is a fairly new wetland just north of the Elliott Elementary School, which is in Montgomery County. During grain elevator runs with my retirement job as a corn/soybean truck driver I go through an area of several flooded corn and soybean fields, just north of Elliott. One viewing of a bittern was it flying low in front of me from a corn field into a bean field. Later in the afternoon, another bittern was flying near by, over the East Nishnabotna River.