Little Bittern @ Acacia Inlet Still

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Subject: Little Bittern @ Acacia Inlet Still
From: "Jerry Bishop" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 10:22:45 +1100

To my delight, at 1415 yesterday afternoon (1 Feb 2008), I observed a Little Bittern in the reeds to the west of the old boat ramp at Acacia Inlet.  I was following the leads posted on the COG site.


My observation point was from the immediate vicinity of a large broken weeping willow about 50 metres west of the old boat ramp.


Although I was partly concealed by foreshore reeds the bird was either unaware of my presence or unperturbed by it.  It appeared to be a female or an immature bird and was crouched (in a fairly typical heron-like posture) on what I would call a root ball between two reed beds not more than 15 metres opposite where I was standing.  If immature, that might explain why it was unconcerned and had not adopted the classic Bittern “you can’t see me” pose.  Sadly I did not have my camera with me.


Lots of other birds around including a Sacred Kingfisher and Dollar Bird.


Jerry Bishop


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