Bird Tweet of the Week: American Bittern

If it feels threatened, the Bittern will stand motionless with its long neck and bill pointed to the sky, allowing it to blend into the cat tails and reeds.

photo American Bittern

American Bittern Photo by Kelly Colgan Azar

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday September 20, 2014