Little Bittern At Walka

Subject: Little Bittern At Walka
From: Jim Smart <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 18:24:13 +1100
I went to Walka Water Works, Maitland, NSW this morning to look for the Little Bittern reported yesterday by Dick Jenkin. After an hour of delightful birding, (including in one binocular field at 50 metres 2 freckeled duck, 12 pink-eared duck, 2 black swans, 2 royal spoonbils, 2 masked lapwings, 6 coots and a buff banded rail) I left. On the way out I met Grant Brossie who had found the Little Bittern. It was a male sitting on a horozontal reed stem at the waters edge in full sun. A magnificant sight!

All three grebe species are also present, in full breeding plumage.


Jim Smart
East Maitland

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