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 Curious as to what kind of bird this is?! Had one snap me in the back of the boot a few summers ago and chase me through the grass about early September. Buddy of mine put this picture online wondering what kind of bird is it and it's the same kind of bird. 

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American Bittern.

Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

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Meelosh Said:
American Bittern.

Yup.  Been seeing quite a few this year.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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 Awesome thanks meelosh! Damn bird was mean as hell! 

 

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 Cream-shitter is the colloquial name I believe

Hunt Hard and NEVER GIVE UP

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 Yep, we called em shypokes, or slough pumpers - or at least the older farmers did!

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yote22 Said:
 Awesome thanks meelosh! Damn bird was mean as hell! 

Injured, ill, or young ones nearby would be my guess. As I understand it, they are usually shy. 

Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

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I got really close to one a few years back and it just let me watch it do its thing as it was fishing. Probably about 3ft away and got some awesome pics of it. I believe they are in my picture profile on here. The one I was by was not mean at all.


This is my BOOMSTICK!!!

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 We always called them ShyPokes too.

God, Family, Green Bay Packers!

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