[birdswa] STRIATED HERON at Herdsman

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Subject: [birdswa] STRIATED HERON at Herdsman
From: Sean Brealey <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:28:40 +0800
Hi All,

Just as an anecdote. I spend a lot of time in this area and about a year ago a 
fellow birder/photographer came rushing over to me to share a photo of what I 
assumed was a bittern..I have never seen one...I always keep a look out 
the bushes etc....nankeen night herons are quite prolific in the 
area..especially near the wildlife centre this time of year...I couldn't be 
conclusive with the guys picture because all I could see was his display frame, 
but it was something I have never seen before. The only other thing it could 
have been is a juvenile nankeen night heron, judging by the shape, but he said 
it was low in a paperbark and nankeens that i stalk are always higher in the 
trees..which is why I thought it was probably a bittern..would love to hear 
more about etc...


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On Jun 29, 2013, at 1:11 PM, John Graff <> wrote:

> I've just received a message from Bill Rutherford saying that he and his team 
> caught and banded a Striated Heron at Herdsman Lake yesterday evening. These 
> are rare south of about Shark Bay and most reports south of that turn out to 
> be young night heron, but as it was caught and banded this one would seem 
> reliable!
> Caught in the vicinity of Settlers Cottage
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