Australasian Bittern at Lake Clarendon

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Australasian Bittern at Lake Clarendon

Post by Mick Atzeni » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:55 pm

To: Birding-aus <birding-aus@vicnet.net.au>
Subject: Lockyer Valley, SE Qld
From: Tom Tarrant <aviceda@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 17:03:19 +1000

Gavin Goodyear and myself had an early start this morning and headed-out for
the Australasian Bittern recently reported from Lake Clarendon. Weather was
chilly but clear and on arrival we walked around the dam-wall to the
tower-structure. Here we saw a Black Falcon harassing corellas (itself being
harassed by a Brown Falcon) , Baillon's Crake and a very extrovert
Australasian Bittern 'sunning' itself on a bare-patch in the reeds. (27° 31'
06.23''S, 152° 21' 17.59"E)
At nearby Jahnke's Lagoon we had up to 100 Plum-headed Finch and at Lake
Galletly on the UQ Campus there were at least 4 male Blue-billed Duck. On
the other side of the lake we saw a female Blue-billed Duck with 2 duckling
avoid repeated attacks from a Swamp Harrier.

Please contact me directly for further info,

Tom

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Australasian Bittern

Post by Mick Atzeni » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:35 am

Bittern was still present Thursday 27/8. One bird seen by Jenny & Nicholas Matheson.
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