Took off before we could get a camera out.
American Bittern heard vocalizing. patches of snow in woods. Air temp = 52 degrees F. Sky code = 1 (partly cloudy); wind code = 2. Natural sounds. Woodcock also heard. American Bittern heard at same location on 2015-05-25 at 22:03 (air temp = 61 degrees F). Sky code = 0 (clear); wind code = 0 (calm). Natural sounds. May temperatures below average.
Stayed a few days to feed. Locals saw it eat a snake.
The American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae.