Black Bittern, Pemberton Western Australia

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Subject: Black Bittern, Pemberton Western Australia
From: "Peter Taylor" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 23:20:31 +0900
A Black Bittern was seen today on the Lefroy Brook, behind the Pemberton 
Caravan Park. It was reported by Pam and George Agar who had stayed on after 
the Birds Australia long weekend camp-out. Unfortunately, most of the other 
BAWA campers had already begun the trek back to Perth before the bird was seen.
Black Bitterns have been reported very rarely from the south west in recent 
times. Interestingly, this bird was found a few kilometres north of the site on 
the Warren River where Black Bitterns were reported breeding in late 2006 
(first breeding record for ~60years)
I went back later this afternoon and found the bird under the  bridge where 
Pump Hill Rd crosses Lefroy Brook and was able to get a couple of photos.

I've uploaded to ABID

and to my own website

Peter Taylor
Birding South West
3/13 Young St
Manjimup WA 6258

Ph +61 (0)9772 4788
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