southern Sydney suburbs White-necked Heron

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Subject: southern Sydney suburbs White-necked Heron
From: "Bruce Roubin" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 22:07:02 +1000
Good eye,
For those birders in southern Sydney suburbs - found an adult White-necked Heron wading last Sunday,not far from the road at the (much degraded and overgrown) Cronulla Swamp, aka "Lake Francis" - opp. the Cronulla Golf course, on the LHS of Captain Cook Dve, before Eloura Rd.
 - to access this miserable spot look for the sewage vent, near which there's a short access track. The water levels there are about perfect for the Ardea Pacifica.
When flushed, the White-necked Heron ousted a White-faced heron to take the perch on top of the vent.
Phil Straw and myself also saw a brown goshawk there on Saturday - (Phil used his hands and arms as a makeshift machete to beat a path for our way through the bush on the causeway alongside this godforsaken backwater). Maybe worth another look for crakes or rails.
Good hunting
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