But every now and then the tables get turned. We spent a couple of hours on the boardwalks at South Padre Island Birding Center a few days ago. As we were completing our walk I looked at tiny little island no more than 10' from the boardwalk and right smack in the center was a beautiful American Bittern!!
The problem is that the boardwalk is only a few feet wide and there was no way to back up. So this is all I could get in the picture: