[birdswa] STRIATED HERON at Herdsman

To: Sean Brealey <>
Subject: [birdswa] STRIATED HERON at Herdsman
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 02:56:47 +1000
If this bird was in a tree, even low down, does that mean it couldn't be a 
bittern? I haven't heard of one in a tree.

I've seen Nankeen Night-Herons sitting low in trees over water, not sure about 
further from the water.

Peter Shute

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On 01/07/2013, at 2:25 AM, "Sean Brealey" <> wrote:

> 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...
> Sean
> Sent from my iPad
> 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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