A couple weeks ago while I was sitting on the sofa with the Muskoka breeze gently blowing through the open windows, I kept hearing something moving in the grass/bushes behind our place. I got up and looked out the window and found this little gem of a creature walking in the grass not too far away. It is an American Bittern. By the time I got up to get my camera and locate him again through my lens…I was only able to get this one photo before he disappeared into the thicker brush. I would have loved to get a few more clearer photos, but I will take this one. It makes me hopeful for other wildlife that we will see during our time by the lake.