Another Unusual Visitor

by Edward
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)


This little water feeder has also frequented our duck pond in Ottawa, and we have no idea what it is.


Any ideas?

It looks like a type of Heron, perhaps a Green Heron?

If anyone knows for sure, please let us know!

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Bitterns
by: Anonymous

I have had a pair of these birds at my back yard pond for several years. They arrive every spring and spend the summer. They feast on frogs. My pond is about 2 acres surrounded with forest. Their necks can stretch up 6 to 8 inches, they look like a different bird when their neck is stretched.

Wray Oakes
Copetown Ontario

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Posible one more in Shedden
by: rob

Can you tell me how big this bird is. I have one at our marsh, eight to ten inches in height with green wings.

I'm not sure whether this bird in the picture, above, is a Bittern or a Green Heron, but if you follow these links to more information, you may be able to figure out which one you have seen!








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Could be a Bittern
by: Marinus

This could be a North American Bittern.

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Unusual Visitor
by: Anonymous

Yep, that's a Green Heron.

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Yes, you are correct.
by: Jo-Anne

That is a Green Heron. Lucky you!!

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