Re: Pity the Little Bitterns

To: "Canberra Birds" <>
Subject: Re: Pity the Little Bitterns
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 08:50:10 +1100
All the views I have had of these birds have been from a distance on
the cycle path. I would suggest to people that perfectly adequate
views can be had from the cycle path a little bit up the hill towards
the east where you can look down into the reeds (take a telescope and,
obviously, stand to one side of the path) . I haven't had an extended
look at a bird in the reeds, but that's simply because I haven't spent
enough time watching.

I suspect we would see more LBs if we had a suitable reserve with
reedbed habitat and a hide on slilts, as, for example at RSPB Minsmere
in the UK, where reedbed specialists such as Eurasian Bitterns,
Bearded Reedlings &c are quite easy to see from above.

John Leonard

On 24/01/2008, Denis Wilson <> wrote:
> Poor Little Bitterns must be regretting having been "discovered" by
> COGlisters.
> Cheers
> Denis
> Love to Grow: Grow to Love

John Leonard

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