White-necked Heron still in Giralang

To: Duncan McCaskill <>, canberra birds <>
Subject: White-necked Heron still in Giralang
From: John Harris <>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2014 07:29:23 +0000

The White-necked Heron occasionally comes up as far as the low level crossing of Ginninderra Creek below Mt Percival together with the White-faced Herons but I have only ever seen it fly back south along the creek towards Giralang, not north towards Gungahlin and Yerrabi Ponds.  It is probably easier to find most days at Giralang, not here (Creek below Percival Hill).  A single E G Egret regularly flies from Giralang direction to Yerrabi Pond and back along the Ginninderra Creek corridor but I have not seen it land near the crossing since the creek overflowed some months ago now.  

From: Duncan McCaskill <>
Date: Saturday, 31 May 2014 3:57 pm
To: canberra birds <>
Subject: [canberrabirds] White-necked Heron still in Giralang

The White-necked Heron I reported a few weeks ago in the Giralang stretch of Ginninderra Creek is still around. It joins the other resident heron species that can nearly always be found here - White-faced Heron, Eastern Great Egret and Nankeen Night Heron.

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