Northern Pintail at Erskine Lakes WA

Subject: Northern Pintail at Erskine Lakes WA
From: "Frank O\"Connor" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:41:16 +0800

Several people have been to see the bird this morning (Wed 21st). It flushed and Alan Collins got a good photo of it in flight to confirm that it is a female Northern Pintail.

Directions. Head down to Mandurah (about 1 hr south of Perth) and take Mandurah Road over the new Mandurah Estuary Bridge. You will see the lakes on your left but you can't turn left until about 1km at Sticks Boulevard. Then turn left at Abbotswood Parkway and continue until the end where you will see the lake.

This morning the bird was first located on the island to the right (I walked left about 90% of the way around before I found it of course!!). It then flew into that corner of the lake. Then it flew away to the south. We walked over to a smaller lake with typha and relocated it in the back corner behind the typha reeds.

It is quite nervous. It doesn't hang around with the other birds. When black ducks swam close, it moved away.

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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