Saturday, 26 July 2014

Yellow Bittern and some others

Well, it's been a while again since my last post. With the combination of short winter days and my wife having a stint in hospital we haven't had much of a chance to get out birding. After reading the reports of the Yellow Bittern seen at North Lakes in Brisbane's north, we decided to take a drive and try our luck at seeing this rare vagrant. Upon arrival we took up with the other birders already waiting to see the bittern, some of which mentioned that it had been flying circuits around the lagoon. It then presented itself in a clump of reeds closest to the point where we were standing which allowed us all to get some great photos and a good long look through the binoculars.

Yellow Bittern creeping through the reeds

Yellow Bittern waiting to strike

Yellow Bittern

 A few other pics from the last little while:


White-headed Pidgeon

Magpie Geese