The bittern seems to have left.
The weeds have abated enough by our ponds that I can go out there without having to take allergy medicine, sort of. I think the two culprits are the Careless weed and the Cowpen Daisy (or Golden Crownbeard). The latter can be seen behind the Careless weed here.
The Careless weed below is one of many that gets mowed down by my husband's mower but still survives.