Nankeen Night Heron (out of area)

Subject: Nankeen Night Heron (out of area)
From: Nick Payne <>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:20:26 +0800
Not in the COG area (we're spending Christmas in Perth), but we were riding the bike path around the Swan River this morning, and spent quite a few minutes watching a Nankeen Night Heron hunting in the shallows off the South Perth foreshore, only half a dozen metres from the bikepath and less than a dozen metres from the six lane Kwinana Freeway. The references I looked at (Pizzey & Knight, Morcombe, Birds in backyards) say that the bird is nocturnal, but this is not the first time that we've seen them active during the middle of the day.

Nick Payne


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