Little Bittern at Lake Ginninderra

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Subject: Little Bittern at Lake Ginninderra
From: "Pedroanddi" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 16:31:38 +1100
This morning walking around Ginninderra Peninsula a colleague and myself saw an unusual yellowish/dark bird flying low along the water and then entering a reed bed. The bird appeared to have the tucked in neck I associate with herons in flight. On stalking the reed bed we saw the bird in a clump of reeds with its head held vertical fronting us. It was a bird I was unfamiliar with but on consulting guides we are convinced it was a little bittern. Although we only saw the neck and head the overall chestnut colour, black skullcap and distinctive black vertical neck streak convinced us it was a male LB
Peter Mellor. 
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