Little Bitterns at Acacia Inlet

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Subject: Little Bitterns at Acacia Inlet
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:39:59 +1100
I knew they had been seen in this area, but couldn't work out from the
descriptions quite where.

I visited the Acacia Inlet area this afternoon to do some bird
photography. Right at the head of the inlet (near all the roadworks),
just past the bushes, I looked down and saw the female sulking round
the bases of the reeds, just at this point the male burst out of the
reeds and flew across the inlet to the reeds on the east side of the
peninsula. It flew high and looked like a big butterfly with its black
wings and golden shoulder patches.

This was all at 3pm in bright sunshine!

John Leonard

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