Night Heron

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Subject: Night Heron
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 23:22:31 +1100
They can turn up in odd places. One time several years ago (early 1990s I guess) one adult Night Heron spent one day in one of the small eucalypt trees out the front of the Woden (now called Lovett) Tower, and near the Woden Health Service and the car park. I was working in the tower at that period. There would have been hundreds of people walking by within about 3 metres during the day.
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From: Anthony Overs [
Sent: Wednesday, 6 January 2010 10:51 PM
To: martin butterfield
Cc: Frank Antram;
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Night Heron (was: Drongo proper)

One evening several years ago, while looking for a Little Bittern at Kelly's Swamp, I saw four adult night herons fly in at dusk from the direction of Jerrabomberra creek. I think Rod Mackay on one of his many paddling trips has found roosting night herons along the creek.


2010/1/6 martin butterfield <>

May I have 2 bob EW?

My memory - assisted by a scan of my past ACT Atlas records- is that the lake Ginninderra Night-herons, which I have always taken as a post breeding dispersion - have been evident in November(ish).  Thus a young bird at Kellys could also be a tourist from elsewhere. 

That being said there have been reports of an adult bird roosting in the willow opposite Bittern hide so  perhaps there was a nest there?


On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 8:56 PM, <> wrote:
I'm not sure whether it has any relevance but there has been a juvenile Night Heron hanging around Kellys, as well as an adult.....possible breeding in the area?

Frank Antram
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From: "Geoffrey Dabb"
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:13:53 +1100
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Drongo proper

> I spent an hour there this afternoon but couldn't see Mr D.  However over
> the creek was the ACT Itchy Night-Heron. If anyone is monitoring these, to
> see if there's a pair for example, this one has a relatively short
> head-plume and a wound on the left leg.
> INH.jpg
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