Night Heron

To: martin butterfield <>
Subject: Night Heron
From: John Brannan <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 12:00:33 +1100
FWIW, there were at least 6 Night-herons roosting in the usual place on the western shore of Lake Ginninderra last night. The light was too poor to see whether there were any young birds among them, unfortunately.

John Brannan

martin butterfield wrote:

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
    -----Original message-----
    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
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Elizabeth Compston
    > Sent: Tuesday, 5 January 2010 8:35 AM
    > To: Canberra Birds
    > Subject: [canberrabirds] spangles drongo again
    > We were at the spot where Frank saw the drongo yesterday for
    about an
    > hour before it appeared, hawking at 7.20pm.  Very good views.
    > have had one of the photographers there.  It did not call at all
    > Elizabeth

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