juvenile least bittern

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I was lucky to get real close to a juvenile least bittern at the Viera wetlands today, a first for me. I must taken a few hundred shots and wanted to share these. This little fella was not at all afraid or skittish, probably too young to know. cc's welcome.

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Well done,

I particularly like the strong lighting on the top which emphasizes his fluf downy feathers.

nice

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Very nice Warren. Never seen one that young. I have to go back to visit Viera soon.
Outstanding Capture of a Very Difficult Bird!!!
Great shots Warren of a bird that's quite hard to find as Gary has said.
Sharpness!
Well done,

I particularly like the strong lighting on the top which emphasizes his fluf downy feathers.

nice

Wade
Thanks guys.
 
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Okay, I need the rest of the story there Paul Harvey...

About how old is your subject? Not being a birder, I would have thought they lost the fluff with days of hatching, but this one looks much older?

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Keith
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Okay, I need the rest of the story there Paul Harvey...

About how old is your subject? Not being a birder, I would have thought they lost the fluff with days of hatching, but this one looks much older?

Thanks,

Keith
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Hard to say exactly I would presume a few months old. An adult one does not have the fluff and looks like this....

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