Avian drama - Nankeen night heron

To: 'Fleur Leary' <>, 'canberra birds' <>
Subject: Avian drama - Nankeen night heron
From: Chris Davey <>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 11:27:17 +0000

Interesting. I was behind locked gates at Namadgi yesterday at the Orroral Tracking Station site and we recorded on eBird two Night-herons. Chris


From: Fleur Leary [
Sent: Sunday, 1 November 2020 3:46 PM
To: canberra birds
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Avian drama - Nankeen night heron


Commonwealth Park this afternoon I heard some currawongs calling and beak clacking. On a closer look I noticed a pair of currawongs swooping something in a tree. I assume they have a nest there but I couldn't see it as the tree has thick foliage. Then I saw a large beaked bird with a light belly. At first I thought it was a kookaburra but through the leaves I could make out two Nankeen night herons. The tree is the one closest to the back corner of Stage 88 on the Nerang pool side. 

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