Waders and crakes.

Subject: Waders and crakes.
From: (Russell Woodford)
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 23:52:18 +1100
"Lawrie Conole" <> on Wed, 6 Mar 2002 22:26:03 +1100 wrote:

> I think Jerringot (aka Belmont Common) swamp in Geelong is one of the best
> places in Victoria to see Baillon's Crake - try the vegetated dam in the
> golf course edge next to the "main" swamp.  Look amongst the Cumbungi
> (Typha) stems.
> Any resident Geelong birders care to comment?  Is my advice still valid???

Yes, Baillon's Crake has been seen in this farily reliable spot this summer, 
although I've missed it on each of my 4-5 visits.  I saw one or two at 
Edithvale whilst dipping on Long-toed Stint.

Jerringot comes into its own as Crake Heaven once the water leaves the main 
pond in front of the hide.  There was still too much water when last I looked, 
about 2 weeks ago.

This would be a great place for a webcam if anyone feels generous....


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