Samsonvale shines!

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Subject: Samsonvale shines!
From: Tom Tarrant <>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 17:42:37 +1000
Today our local patch around Lake Samsonvale, SE Qld turned up the goods, birding with Gavin Goodyear, Paul Walbridge and visiting British birder Martin Wells on a damp overcast day ( last!) we found some cracking species such as Black-backed (Little) Bittern, Spotless and Baillon's Crake, White-eared Monarch, Spotted Quail-Thrush, and Painted Buttonquail. This was not all though as Gavin had earlier found several King Quail feeding in the open near the shoreline of the lake, fortunately they were still there when we arrived and I managed to get a few reasonable 'digiscoped' shots. In 16 years I have seen only one female King Quail on the ground....all others have been 'in-flight' views as they were flushed.

Pictures of the King Quail and Black-backed Bittern can be seen on the ABID (see

Hope you enjoy them!

Tom Tarrant

PS: Big thanks to Gavin!

Tom & Marie Tarrant
Samsonvale, Queensland 4520

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