I saw a large number of white birds which I
presumed to be (Cattle?) Egrets on a marshy bank in Durras Lake on Good Friday,
but I wasn't close enough to get an accurate ID or count. As I watched
another 20 or so birds flew in to join them. It there's a migration going
on I guess its a fair bet they were Cattle Egrets.
Still on Cattle Egrets, I recall seeing at dusk on
an evening at North Durras about 2 yrs ago approx 30 Cattle Egrets in breeding
plumage perched at the top of a dead gum tree in the midst of a cold
howling southerly - they could not have chosen a more exposed, forlorn or
desolate place to roost.
Also observed at Durras over Easter a pair of WB
Sea Eagles in aerial displays - one bird diving steeply on the other which
rolled backwards and presented talons, a brief touch before they separated
and repeated the process. This happened several times before I lost
sight of them as they moved towards North Durras.
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