Bill Moorhead <>
HARRIS & WESTRUP John & Jude <>
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 07:01:06 +1000
Bill and B-A's
In reference to the Little Bittern, I was there last Saturday at 6am.
Within 1 minute of getting out of the Car at the cul-de-sac (dunella
crt), I disturbed a couple of swamphens on the edge of the first lagoon,
on my way to the causeway. When the swamphens moved, they flushed a
female(?) Little Bittern which flew up and landed on top of the patch of
waterlillies. I was initially about 15-20 metres away but I managed to
get within 5 metres of the bird. No problems with the cryptic
colouring, especially on a green background.
I took about 8 photo's of the bird from varying distances. I observed
it for about 5 minutes before it flew to the island. Other birdo's that
turned up later were not so fortunate, ah Andrew.
If anyone is interested in the photos, let me know and I will email them
The early birdo catches the bittern
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