Date and Effort
Thu Jan 07, 2010
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- Birdline Australia
- At the western part of Bushell's Lagoon I found a fledged Aust Little Bittern juvenile. The water is very low there (probably pumped out for irrigation of vegetables) and the junvenile, with plenty of down on the wings, was sitting near the roots of dead willows with its beak directed to the sky. It was a long way from the reeds. I observed the young bird for nearly 20 minutes and eventually one parent appeared skulking from the reeds and fed it with something looking like a big spider. I hope that the juvenile survives as I saw two big feral cats near the lagoon banks. On dry mud nearby, I also found a small flock of waders - 12 Pacific Golden Plovers including one with a black belly. They later flew away and landed on the turf farm. Reported by Ted Wnorowski. Sighting 12069, Bushell's Lagoon, Hawkesbury.
Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?