|Yellow BitternWallaroo Circuit, North Lakes|
|The Yellow Bittern (female) was visible for most the morning and again this evening. It was not being disturbed by visiting birders.|
From Eremeaea; [11/07]
Yellow BitternNorth Lakes Golf Course
|Arriving approx. 12.45pm I was directed from the previous reported (Wallaroo Court Circuit ponds) across the Bounty Boulevard to a pond centred in the Golf Course. After a few minutes the Yellow Bittern came onto the lily pads and continued to feed and frolic in the sun for all the surrounding birders. I have been informed that the owners and management team of the golf course are extremely displeased by birders trespassing to view this bird - please keep this in mind. |
EREMAEA EDS: THE BIRD IS NO LONGER AT WALLAROO CIRCUIT. IT WAS FLUSHED BY BIRD PHOTOGRAPHERS ACCORDING TO OTHER BIRDERS PRESENT. IT THEN FLEW ACROSS THE ROAD ONTO A GOLF COURSE WHERE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRESPASSED TO SEE IT. IT WAS THEN FLUSHED ON 2 MORE OCCASIONS BY 'PHOTOGRAPHERS' AND ITS LOCATION IN NOW UNKNOWN. THIS IS HIGHLY DISAPPOINTING, PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE GUIDANCE GIVEN WHEN THE NEWS WAS LET OUT SO PEOPLE COULD ENJOY THIS RARITY. PLEASE DO NOT TRESPASS ON THE GOLF COURSE
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