Asian Dowitcher & Unusual Black Bittern Behaviour

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Subject: Asian Dowitcher & Unusual Black Bittern Behaviour
From: "Greg Roberts" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:50:54 +1000
Two Asian Dowitchers are presently easy to see on the North Pine River near
Brisbane. One bird was found a few days ago at this spot by Andy Jensen.


I saw a Black Bittern several times along the Noosa River at Tewantin along
with Shining Flycatcher. At one point I flushed the bittern at close
quarters and it dived into the water, with its head and neck appearing
darter-like before the bird disappeared. Has anyone else seen bitterns
behaving in this way?


More information here:


Greg Roberts

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