This is one of those unforgetable wildlife encounters. Normally, Bitterns are very skittish and blend in so well with their surroundings. That all changed one April morning when I was going for a walk along an atv trail near a marshy area. I saw a large bird backlit further up the path. I managed to loop around it to see it in decent light and to my surprise it was a Bittern and began to walk toward me…Photographed in Clarence-Rockland, Ontario, Canada. Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM ,1/800s, f/5.6, iso400.