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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
PostPosted: Feb 16 8:00 pm 
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Great shots Cory!

Neill Vanhinsberg and Brian Stech had the 2 Bitterns at the Terra Nova pond today.

Here is a photo Brian Stech got:

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
PostPosted: Feb 17 8:49 pm 
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Bittern continues today in the dyke ditch area near adventureland's bridge to dyke. Tried locating it on and off for quite a few days but finally with the help of another birder. You don't appreciate how hard it is to 'see' it. We took our eyes off for a minute and took us tremendous effort to re-find again. I swear they can vanish easily like a ninja within a 10X5 feet area.
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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
PostPosted: Feb 17 9:20 pm 
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Nice job!

Hahah yes they are masters of camouflage with invisibility cloaks ;-).

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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We have the AMBI in the ditch off the dyke in the open by the bridge by the playground behind the pond at Terra Nova.

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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Liron Gertsman has both Bitterns in the same location we had them yesterday.

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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Luis Mogyoros et al. had one of the AMBIs in the open today in the ditch by the dyke just in front of the parking lot where there is an entrance to the playground that has evergreen trees on both sides.

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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One AMBI was seen at the pond today at Terra Nova.

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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I gotta get out there tomorrow! Thanks all for the pointers.

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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Mike Fung had the AMBI today in the ditch along the dyke off River Rd near the bridge by the playground.

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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Mike Fung got some nice shots today of the Bittern and a Mink.

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PS Congrats to Bridget on finally getting her lifer AMBI today!! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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birdergirl wrote:
PS Congrats to Bridget on finally getting her lifer AMBI today!! 8)

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Thanks so much Mel! You know how many times I've tried for it. ;) It was great to watch it hunt and to just finally see one!

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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Sweet shot! Yes I do know, we have tried many times together to no avail. Congrats B B! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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Pascale Charland has the AMBI on the Terra Nova dyke near Westminster Hwy.

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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Brian Stech took this nice portrait of the Bittern on the dyke this morning, before the snowfall.

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 Post subject: Re: American Bittern - Richmond
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birdergirl wrote:
Mike Fung got some nice shots today of the Bittern and a Mink.

PS Congrats to Bridget on finally getting her lifer AMBI today!! 8)

Cheers,
Mel
Love the Bittern but it is particularly nice to see the mink. My sister and I saw one a few times last year around the boardwalk at the pond: very pretty.

Even though I saw Bitterns quite regularly at the foot of Francis Rd over the past couple months, I always found them rather tricky to photograph there. So I headed to Terry Nova yesterday to see if I could find one there. And was very fortunate!

Cory was already there when I got there and had a Bittern lined up in a very nice spot: thanks Cory! Always nice to get some bright, downsun photographs at relatively close range with the bird in the open. Come to think of it: how often does THAT happen... Oh well, makes us appreciate it more when it DOES happen!

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And I had never before noticed the blue mark on the neck! Nature can be very, very beautiful indeed.

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