Adult Male Least Bittern with Meal
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D850
Gilbert Riparian Preserve
One of the adult male Least Bittern (I call Male #3) I've been following for about 4 years catching himself a meal. This male lost out to Male 2 in his quest for our primary female's affection, but he did manage to find another female and did get to nest this spring. This turned out to be fortunate for him as after the first brood with Male 2 our primary female returned to Dad - her original mate.