Yellow Bittern, Christmas Island
November 15, 2010 — December 1, 2010
This bird blew in on a bad storm in mid-November. It was found out on a track at Northwest Point near the detention centre. It was taken to Parks on the Monday, I got the shots on the Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon was informed that it has passed away at lunch time. We weighed it – it was only 52g.
I was hosting one of our regular Christmas Island Bird Tours on the 29th of November with some guests. This time of year I carry my camera with me because you just dont know what might be around. I was lucky and got this falcon just as we were about to turn bak to the car. It was chasing a booby bird and then was happy just gliding around.Read more.
|Land Birds||1 species|
|Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)||1||Poss juv, Christmas Is.|