Spotless Crake, Ivanhoe, Vic

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Subject: Spotless Crake, Ivanhoe, Vic
From: "John Harris" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 10:42:03 +1100
Dear All
I took a visiting UK couple to Chelsworth Park yesterday in what turned out to 
be a heavy downpour of rain on a 40 degree day.  We went looking for the 
Nankeen NIght Heron, which up until yesterday, was guaranteed.  Not so anymore, 
dipped on it yesterday but when we arrived at the "crake pond" a spotless crake 
was making the most of the abundance of mud that was in the pond.  It was seen 
foraging around the dead tree.

The pond  was a sight to as I had been there on 2/1/06 to find hardly any edge 
due to the water level being up.  Quite the reverse yesterday, with very little 
water at all.

We left quite pleased.


John Harris
Environmental Education Officer
Donvale Christian College
155 Tindals Rd Donvale 3111
03 9844 2471
0409 090 955

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