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That little Snipe Ireland Road pond/wetland is turning out to be a true
hotspot.  I've now had three interesting species there in as many days (I've
previously reported on the other two).

Yesterday around 5:00 p.m. I spied an AMERICAN BITTERN in the reeds next to
the pond.  Watched it thru binos for a few minutes -- I had a great look
from multiple angles as it looked around.   It didn't choose to grace me
with any pumping, but man, what a view.

Miriam Lawrence
Monkton Ridge