This is the Mt Barker in South Oz, a few km out of Adelaide.
From: John Tongue
Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2008 3:11 PM
To: John Tongue
Cc: Tony Russell; Birds
"Tony" (was thinking of another friend 'Russell')
On 31/08/2008, at 3:33 PM, John Tongue wrote:
> Hi Russell,
> Is that Mt Barker in WA? I had a feeling (or was it just wishful
> thinking?) that there might be a Mt Barker closer to home for us, as
> I'd love to see Aust. Bittern.
> Yours in the hope that it might be 'closer to home'
> John Tongue
> Ulverstone, Tas.
> On 31/08/2008, at 1:29 PM, Tony Russell wrote:
>> Took a quick trip to the Laratinga Wetlands at Mt Barker yesterday to
>> have a look at the Australian Bittern reported there recently.
>> instructions to go left around the ponds we quickly found the
>> Bittern in
>> the swale, nearly fell over it in fact, but it didn't seem at all
>> concerned by our presence.
>> After walking around the rest of the wetlands and coming back on the
>> opposite side of the swale we searched for another 15 minutes or so
>> it had obviously gone elsewhere.
>> There were three other birders there of the non speaking variety, one
>> with a huge lens, but they didn't even look our way let alone
>> speak, so
>> we have no idea who they were or whether they saw the Bittern.
>> Tony & Pam.
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