Australasian Bittern, Matata Wetlands, Whakatane

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Australasian Bittern, Matata Wetlands, Whakatane

Postby erikforsyth » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:50 pm

Hi all

quite a surprise to see this bird enjoying the sun at 1:30pm today at about 20 feet away! watched for 3 minutes before it flushed into a nearby reedbed.

Also recorded: Canada Geese, Paradise Shelduck, Australasian Shoveler, Grey Teal, Mallard, NZ Scaup, Caspian Tern, NZ Grebe, and Fernbird heard only

Erik Forsyth
Rockjumper Birding Limited
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