Forgot to mention in the last message on Lake
Macquarie Birding Routes that I also had great views of a very handsome Grey
Goshawk at Glenrock as well.
Went to Walka Water Works again today ( near
Maitland , NSW ) and found the Little Bittern in the same inlet as last time
back in January. It was very cryptic and in the frozen posture the whole time I
watched it. I first saw it looking out from just inside the reed line where it
stayed frozen for around 10 minutes. Then it ever so slowly turned its head and
then body around and melted back into the reeds. Today was one of the only times
I have been to Walka without seeing any Crakes or Rails even though there are
still plenty of muddy margins exposed.
Other highlights included :
All 4 local Egret species
Golden & Rufous
I stopped at Bolwarra ( between Maitland &
Dungog ) on the way home and added :
Also saw 6 separate Wedgetailed Eagles today , 1 at
Walka ,3 together on the way home and two at home.
Around 80 species seen for the