11 May 2008
Bear River MBR
Box Elder County
E-mails from Jack Binch (12 May 2008):
I went to Bear River MBR with the target bird being an American Bittern.
I was in the right place at the right time yesterday for sure. The bittern
flew in front of me and landed on the other side of a little canal just
north and west of the maintenance sheds. I got a few photos and he flew
back north where he came from. I guess there was not enough cover.
Before the bittern I spotted a Glossy Ibis along the road just
after the curves. He stayed quite a ways in front of me and was harrassed
by a White-faced Ibis and then flew northwest and joined the other couple
of thousand ibis north of the big canal...
Photos by Jack Binch