Bittern - North waikato

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bombaydave2
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Bittern - North waikato

Postby bombaydave2 » Mon May 11, 2020 12:43 pm

Bittern - waikato river area. These are secondhand reports form local farmers.Reports form last 5 weeks. No specific location.
Aka aka - more than one Bittern regularly seen around river/ swamp area. One farmer told me" one of them was making that noise they do". Seems like a strange time to be "booming"
Limestone down(between Nikau caves and port waikato)- Bittern seen regularly in creeks/ drainage ditches.

Waiuku gun club - there is a small lake(parkinsons lake?) with reed-beds. saw a bittern fly into reeds but could not locate it. This morning.
DaveBrown
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Re: Bittern - North waikato

Postby DaveBrown » Mon May 11, 2020 10:03 pm

I have one resident on my farm at Waipu, Northland.Dry weather has shut down its feeding options ,so I see it nearly every day near one of the last fishing holes!
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Bittern at Waipu
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bombaydave2
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Re: Bittern - North waikato

Postby bombaydave2 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:17 pm

cool. Maybe drying swamps have forced them to move more and are more visible?

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