Wildside

Once Bittern’ but definitely not twice as shy!

Yellow Bittern

 

 

yellow bittern

 

Amazingly, a second Yellow Bittern has made its way to our beloved Christmas Island shores and in as many weeks too. 

This leaves us asking the question as to wether the birds are as rare as once thought? or, perhaps could this be a strange irregularity caused by abnormal climatic conditions? even nearby volcanic activity?

This Yellow Bittern was found by divers 'flapping' about in open waters at the fueling boy north of Smith Point, Christmas Island. The bird was rescued and taken into care and is currently being treated for dehydration and malnourishment.

As you can see from the images this bird is in more of an adult plumage than the other 'Juvenile' images we posted earlier… what are your thoughts on the occurence of these beautiful yet rare birds?

 

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