I’m so ‘something’ that my friend Chris has now seen the extremely cryptic and Nationally Critical Matuku-hūrepo, Australasian Bittern at our local lake 3 times, yet I haven’t seen it even once. She gave me permission to post her 2 iPhone photos from a couple of days ago. 🐦

A heron-like bird peeks out of the rushes by a lake.
A slightly blurry bird in rushes by a lake.