<= Note left broken leg hanging limp -- evident in flight
Least Bittern (all photos above are of the same subject)
(see the related photos taken by Bill Bouton on 7-10-05)
(See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/slocobirding/ for related posts)
The following photos were taken 7-12-05.
Two Least Bitterns were observed this day by many birders.
Note all the above are of the injured Bittern.
<= Note this is the uninjured Bittern observed a bit further out.
Photos taken 7-12-05 were obtained form a Canon 20D with a Canon 100-400 mm IS lens with a telephoto extender EF 1.4x II
The following are some other birds observed
7-11-05 at the same Cloisters Pond location in Morro Bay, CA
Pied-billed Grebe - Adult breeding
Great Egret with Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck - Adult
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Adult
Great-tailed Grackles - Adult
All of the above photos were taken with a Canon 20D and 100-400mm IS lens (mostly set at 400mm), 200-400 ISO