Tuesday Tweet: A Bittern takes a bite

Here are a few “in-house” images of a “Bittern with frog,” circa, 1902. In addition to capturing birds in the field, Thomas Sadler Roberts pursued his early ornithological avocation by staging backgrounds – and props – in order to better capture bird behavior. Here he not only captures a Bittern with food, but also manages to produce images of the bird’s distinctive extended neck.



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