I've been to Poway Pond for the last three days, and have heard a Least Bittern singing its cooing song from the reeds at the public pond on all three visits. I heard it between 6:00 and 6:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday evenings, and again at about 7:50 and 8:30 this morning. I managed to get a marginal recording yesterday evening. This morning I got about a 2 second glimpse of it as it flew across one of the few openings in the reeds and then buried itself again.
List from Tuesday evening with recording. Crank the sound way up if you listen to it. The bird isn't very loud and my only recording equipment is my cell phone.
There is also a family of Green Herons on the public pond. I found three youngsters standing either in or near their nest yesterday, along with both adults. Saw the young birds again this morning, but not the adults.
The resident male Wood Duck is also still on the private pond.
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