Mudcat Café message #2613359 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117366   Message #2613359
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
17-Apr-09 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
The barwit/bittern is actually an Australian spur winged plover. I watched them mob an Australasian harrier. I was doing some yoga this morning at the back of the house which overlooks the paddock, from where I could see myna, sparrows, a fan tailed dove (former occupant of dovecote in house across the paddock that couldn't be found when the previous owners moved), the plover, the harrier, blackbirds, starling and a gull. I could hear parakeets and a tui cackling away somewhere behind me... a bit different from my usual yoga accompaniments!