Sunday, 5 February 2017 at 3:11 PM
Re: [canberrabirds] Juvenile Nankeen Night-Herons on the Molonglo
Looking at the 'Movements' section for this species in HANZAB the first words are "Poorly understood" which are I think HANZAB-speak for "Anyone gotta grant for a post-doc?". However
they specifically mention "dispersive movement from drying swamps of Murray- Darling...." and give other examples of birds moving from Victoria to Darwin and birds turning up in NZ and Christmas Island.
So my guess is they've a good breeding season out West, the cornucopia out there is running a tad empty and they've heard of the bounty out this way.