On Monday, August 1st, I went searching for the heron.  Was unable to refind it.  While walking the berm from the Orton Rd. parking lot I did spot an American Bittern in a clump of grassy reeds on the left side of the berm.
Archie Keiper
Columbia, IL
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ASM Fall Meeting, September 23 - 25, 2011 at Camp Clover Point, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, http://mobirds.org/Meetings/