Grey Heron at Busselton WA

Subject: Grey Heron at Busselton WA
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 21:54:12 +0800
Trevor Hardaker asked about photos. The reporter / editor of the local paper got some photos. I hope they will make it through the system (probably the WA Museum) for confirmation of the ID. Jim Lane is one of the most experienced waterbird people in WA, so I would think that his ID is almost certain, but looking at the photos of Cocoi Heron they are certainly very close.

Simon Blanchflower asked about distribution. As others have mentioned it is distributed through Africa, Europe, and Asia (including at least Java). John Darnell says that they are migratory (at least partially) and so this bird is most likely to be from Indonesia. Perhaps a reverse migrant? i.e. it headed south rather than north?

Frank O'Connor     Birding WA
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