Juvenile Nankeen Night-Heron at Bywong

To: CanberraBirds <>
Subject: Juvenile Nankeen Night-Heron at Bywong
From: "David McDonald (personal)" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 02:36:29 +0000
Greetings. I had a call this morning from a friend out for her morning
walk along Macs Reef Road. She had come across a strange-looking bird
that someone, on Facebook, told her was a bittern. It was on the ground,
trapped between that very busy road and a fence just a few metres away.

I took a large towel with a view to catching it if it was injured and
unable to fly but, as I got to within a few metres it flew strongly up
into a tree and then hopped higher into the foliage, so it should be safe.

A photo is here: - and I hope
my species ID is correct!

K&D Cook: sorry I did not think of letting you know at the time! Macs
Reef Road about 300 m W of Rovere Lane, on the S side of the road, in a
Brittle Gum between the road and the fence, co-ords -35.18888, 149.32888.


David McDonald
1004 Norton Road
Wamboin NSW 2620
T: (02) 6238 3706
M: 0416 231 890
F: (02) 9475 4274

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