Image is a clip from video with audio of a bittern calling. It may be viewed at:
Did not see. Heard call.
The second photo is actually a video. Click through to Flickr and you can hear (not see) the bittern singing.
San Diego County, California, US
very camouflaged. This is the first time to see it, and exciting.
Adult AMBI singing 'unk-a-chunk' in the grass on the bank of a stream, in a brushy marsh.
The American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae.