Re: American Bittern

richard s. cimino


At one time I was an avid birder of the Springtown Wetlands area including the Merlin Pond.
My last sighting of an American Bitten in the Spring Town area was 2010.
I move out eastern Alameda County the following year.
Maybe other birders have more recent sightings.
Nice photos in your ebird submission.

Rich Cimino
Marin County

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Sent: Monday, October 19, 2020 9:10 AM
Subject: [EBB-Sightings] American Bittern

On Saturday, an American Bittern flew by me and then landed on the bank across from where I was. I could observe it for 15/20 minutes in the open. It mostly snapped loudly at insects passing by and then proceeded to walk a bit across the grass. It was my first sighting of this bird. I wonder how common it is in the East Bay. The sighting was in Livermore (see ebird checklist). Would love to get some feedback.
Thank you.

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