Spotted CrakeSSS at Belmont Common (Geelong)

Subject: Spotted CrakeSSS at Belmont Common (Geelong)
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 19:52:20 +0000
Hi all

This really should be Aidan Sudbury's message, as he is the one 
responsible.... but as he hasn't posted one by now I'll do it.

I made a quick visit to Belmont Common on Saturday afternoon.  Aidan 
was there to see the Spotless Crake, and sure enough, he found it but 
then announced a SECOND crake nearby.  Both clearly Spotless and 
looking very nice through Aidan's scope.  The 'first' crake rushed at 
the 'second' a couple of times while we watched it.  

Is it normal for a pair of Spotted Crakes to be so possessive about 
their bit of mud (as Aidan pointed out, there was plenty to go around) 
or was this something to do with courtship?

Anyway, they were very nice to look.  I've never seen TWO at once 
before (who has?).

Russell Woodford

... still looking for the Lewin's Rail ....

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