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"American Bittern"
American Bittern:    Early names for the American Bittern were "Thunder pump", "Stake-driver", "Indian-hen", and "quack" (The Oologist, October 1876). Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", wrote "Bittern comes from Old English for 'bellowing of a bull', referring to its call."

 
January ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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American Bittern. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 25, 2008.

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April ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington ...

Image, 2010, Steigerwald NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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American Bittern, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington. Image taken April 25, 2010.
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American Bittern, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington. Image taken April 25, 2010.
Image, 2010, Steigerwald NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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American Bittern, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington. Image taken April 25, 2010.
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American Bittern, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington. Image taken April 25, 2010.
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American Bittern, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington. Image taken April 25, 2010.


May ... Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington ...

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American Bittern, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Image taken May 25, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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American Bittern, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washougal, Washington. Image taken August 28, 2010. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm.


September ... Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2008, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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American Bittern, Smith Lake, Portland, Oregon. Sunny afternoon. Image taken September 17, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200mm.



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