Least Bittern, Independence

Observers: Andrew Kirk
Email: andrewkirk@qnet.com
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Date: 03/29/03
Time: 08:04:22 PM


For the last decade, I have unsuccessfully sought Least Bitterns on the last weekend of every March. Today one called back to my tape recording from the cattails of the little artesian-fed pond at the earthquake fault on Mazourka Canyon Road. This pond didn't even exist ten years ago. 2003 could be the last year it has open water, since the cattails have nearly covered it. I am glad the pond lasted long enough to attract what I suspect is Inyo's first March LeBi record.