Bittern or Night Heron

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Subject: Bittern or Night Heron
From: Lyndal Thorburn <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:28:44 +0000
Hi all

Some have suggested our find on the weekend may have been a juvenile nankeen night heron - attached is pic for comment

In terms of behaviour (ie why is it up a tree), it spent the day hiding on the strut of our bridge (ie under the bridge) but my husband disturbed it when he first went down to the dam and again when he came back with the camera. He was very impressed with its camouflage as you can't see the bird at all in his first pics on his phone. He said it clattered out of its hiding place when he approached and flew clumsily up to a gum tree where it watch him warily, and went back under the bridge as soon as he left

If you need higher res pics I can send them but not through this chatline

Lyndal Thorburn


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