Re: American Bittern San Elijo Lagoon
I went back to San Elijo Lagoon Sunday evening (5/10) between 6 and 7pm, and again heard the American Bittern calling in the same place I reported it on April 6 (in the marsh just north of the La Orilla Trail as it climbs the hill west of the Santa Helena Trail, near the location where a break in the lemonade berry bushes gives a clear view of the marsh). Again it was in tall bulrushes, so I couldn't see it, but it was very close by. Unless it has favorite morning and evening displaying locations, the location seems far enough from the location Steve reported that there may be more than one individual. I will have to try the Stonebridge trail in hopes of seeing the display.
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