Least bitterns

The Waders of August, Part 2: Lesser Known Members of the Heron Family

June 4, 2010 clifftop CliffNotes

American bittern, D. Jacobsen

By August flocks of herons and egrets can be spotted at ponds and wetlands, along waterways, and even field drainage ditches.  The often seen and graceful “fish cranes” and “white fish cranes” – Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets – are among the common wading birds we see.  Lesser know members of the heron family, […]


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