Can’t … Quite … Reach

An American bittern tries to dislodge a bit of plant material on its bill with its tongue

While this American bittern may look a bit knackered with its tongue hanging out, it was just trying to dislodge a bit of plant material that was stuck near the base of its bill. It could have reached it with its foot, but perhaps to minimize movement it kept trying – unsuccessfully – with its tongue.

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