Little Bitterns In Sydney?

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Subject: Little Bitterns In Sydney?
From: "Vella" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 20:29:43 -0000
David wrote regarding the Little Bitterns at Sherwood Park:

> > Interestingly this is only the second time I have seen this bird and the
> > first time was at the same park some 12 years ago. Pizzey says they can
> > irrupt into coastal areas in drought conditions.
> >

Here in Sydney, we had a few reports of Little Bitterns in the Sydney area
during the 1994 drought. The 2 males that turned up at Centennial Park were
very approachable and seemed unnaffected by many noisy picnickers around the
small lilly covered lagoon in the middle of the day on a Sunday, being
anything but secretive!.It was the day I was fortunate to see 2 species of
Bitterns on the same day in Sydney - being Little and Black Bitterns. Has
anybody checked Centennial Park in Sydney for them recently?


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