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Two photos of a LEAST BITTERN in Goose Pond FWA Unit GP10N by Terry Henning on July 16, 2014. The sculpted feather edgings on the back suggest juvenile. Least Bitterns can breed in any Goose Pond FWA Unit with cattails. The earlier posted photo of a female LEBI on a nest by staff member Mike Knight was in a low willow close to the surface of the water. Look for LEBIs foraging at the edge of cattails or flying low over cattail stands. The typical call is a soft descending cooing. They can also do a loud kak. Least Bitterns are less than than half the size of American Bitterns, only about 13 inches long. All ages show buffy patches in the upper wings in flight. Least Bittern is on the Indiana State Endangered list. Thanks to Terry for the photos. --LS
2014-08-19 06:53:18
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2014-08-18 17:11:26
Norman Holy
Has work begun on the Visitor Center? If so, when is it likely to be finished?
2014-08-18 11:14:05
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