Australasian Bittern sightings

The critically endangered Australasian Bittern is extremely rare and very hard to see, but we’re lucky enough that there’s one hanging round the Strathnaver area. Reay Mackay Grove resident Kezna Cameron reported in a Facebook post:

Nice to see the Bittern down at the lake on the corner of Reay Mackay and Strathnaver this evening!

She also linked to this brief but very interesting video about the bird, and took the two photos below (used with permission).

Australasian Bittern in flight.
Australasian Bittern in flight. Photo by Kezna Cameron.
Australasian Bittern on grass.
Australasian Bittern. Photo by Kezna Cameron.

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