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Checklist S43328797

 
Location
Lime Kiln Bay Reserve and Wetlands, Hurstville, New South Wales, AU ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:35 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
45 minute(s)
Distance:
0.2 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Jesse Gibson
Comments:
N/A
Species
25 species total
4
Pacific Black Duck
4
Chestnut Teal
1
Australasian Grebe
1
Black Bittern

First Black Bittern sighting for Oatley and second lower Georges River sighting (the first sighting being at Mill Creek in October 2012 during the the BSP survey).

At 1542h, a Black Bittern was flushed at -33.976449, 151.065983, the western side of the main pond where water was flooding over the trail. The Black Bittern flew to the northern side of the main pond and hid in the waterside vegetation. Leaving the dense vegetation, the bittern flew to the eastern extreme of the main pond. Landing in the water, the Black Bittern jumped onto the bank and remained quite exposed for a few minutes. Afterwards, the bittern flew back to the western extremety of the main pond, perching in the Swamp Oak which overhangs the pond. Three or so minutes later, the bittern flew to the top of the Swamp Oak located on the small island. At 1614h, the Black Bittern departed the main pond, flying west to the easement running along side the fire trail. At 1616h, the bittern flew into the surrounds of the large willow tree.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1

© Jesse Gibson

Average Quality

Perched in the Swamp Oak on the western extremeity on the main pond.

Age:
Immature

© Jesse Gibson

Average Quality

Perched in the Swamp Oak on the western extremeity on the main pond.

Age:
Immature

© Jesse Gibson

Average Quality

Flying to the main pond's north bank when originally flushed.

Age:
Immature

© Jesse Gibson

Average Quality

Flying west along the fire trail.

Age:
Immature

© Jesse Gibson

Average Quality

Perched in the Swamp Oak on the western extremeity on the main pond.

Age:
Immature
1
Australasian Swamphen
3
Dusky Moorhen
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 2
1
Spotted Dove
3
Sacred Kingfisher (Australasian)
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 2
20
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Estimate

2
Crimson Rosella (Crimson)
2
Musk Lorikeet
15
Rainbow Lorikeet (Rainbow)

Estimate

1
Satin Bowerbird

© Jesse Gibson

Average Quality
1
Variegated Fairywren (Variegated)
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Superb Fairywren
1
Eastern Spinebill
15
Noisy Miner

Estimate

1
Little Wattlebird
6
New Holland Honeyeater
1
Spotted Pardalote (Spotted)

Chased by Noisy Miner.

1
Brown Thornbill
2
Pied Currawong
1
Golden Whistler (Golden)
2
Australian Raven
4
Silvereye
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes