Least Bittern, Lake County
- This afternoon just before 5 pm I made my way to the Rodman Slough area
where Rob Fowler spotted the Least Bittern last Sunday that was
subsequently seen by Nick Shepherd, Michael Stanley and George
Chaniot.I watched from the mound of large rocks for a half hour before
the Least Bittern emerged from the tules across the channel pretty much
just opposite the rocks. It stayed along the tule edge for 15 minutes
and then melted back into the tules.
As Rob Fowler indicated, Rodman Slough is along the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff
at the nortern end of Clear Lake. Take the main path from the parking
area at Rodman Slough, walk south to the first picnic bench, then turn
left to take the path to the water's edge.