Little Bittern

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Subject: Little Bittern
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2019 21:56:27 +0000

Yes it is but it is suggestive and given what Shorty wrote, it would appear highly suggestive. So if Shorty does lodge data, that breeding code should be done. But as a breeding code is not always useful. For many raptors it is not a sign of breeding, or more to the point not a sign of breeding especially close to where observed, because the nest might be far away. Though in this case not likely to be far away.


From: Martin Butterfield [
Sent: Wednesday, 2 January, 2019 8:42 AM
To: shorty
Cc: COG Chat
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Little Bittern


Carrying food is a breeding code!





On Wed, 2 Jan 2019 at 08:40, shorty <> wrote:

Hi all,


I got to see the Bittern this morning with thanks to Alan (last name?) coming up to Cygnas Hide to alert us. On the way back to Bittern Hide Alan commented that the Bittern was coming out to the edge of the reeds, grabing some unknown prey and returning into the reeds with the prey and returning back out to the edge shortly after to get more prey. We also noted this several times while watching it. 


Possable nest or young inside the reeds?



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