American Bittern - 06 Jun 2022
With rain forecasted for this afternoon/evening I decided to make a quick run to Pt. Mouillee SGA to look for the Plegadis ibis and Black-necked Stilts. Clouds were moving in and 2-3" of rain were expected, so I figured it would be a short outing.
I parked a Mouillee Creek and rode around to the Walpatich Unit. Marsh Wrens were singing from the reeds just to my left as I rode, but sprinkles urged me on around the east side, then north end of the unit. I did not see any ibis, but did somehow spot an American Bittern in the grassy portion of the unit.
I took a digiscoped video from about 60 yds away: