Misplaced Bittern

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Subject: Misplaced Bittern
From: knightl <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:56:31 +1000
I saw an interesting sight while riding home from work today - a mangrove bittern perched in the middle of a concrete culvert in Greenslopes - several km from the nearest salt water habitat. I wasn't aware that MBs frequented freshwater habitats, but then this was an immature one, which may have been lost. The interesting thing is how it got there, because I suspect that parts of that branch of Ekibin Ck are covered between that point and the Brisbane River. The other interesting thing was the jizz of the bird - looked a bit like an crow perched in an odd position.

Regards, Laurie.

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