Spotless Crake in Melbourne

Subject: Spotless Crake in Melbourne
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 11:53:08 +1000
Hi everybody -

Yesterday (Sunday 2 June) I saw a Spotless Crake at Albert Park Lake, which
is a couple of kilometres south of the Melbourne (Victoria) CBD.  I realise
that they are seen in Melbourne from time to time, but this was the first
sighting for me at APL in something like 17 years of regular - almost
weekly - surveys.  It may well be another example of birds moving out from
a drying inland towards the coast, and it would be interesting to hear of
similar sightings.

If anyone wants to have a look for it, it was at the outer edge of the
reed-beds at the north-western end of the Lake, roughly opposite the
swimming centre.


Hugo Phillipps
Communications Coordinator
Birds Australia
415 Riversdale Road
HAWTHORN EAST 3123, Australia
Tel: (03) 9882 2622, fax: (03) 9882 2677
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