I had a brief visit there a couple of weeks ago - great little spot. Didn't
see any Crakes though. I might try and get there tomorrow IF the rain stops!
On 21/11/2007, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> "They" is mostly me, I think, and the increase is due partly to it being
> spring and partly due to a couple of intense weeks of early morning
> birding I did just after I first spotted the crakes.
> Unfortunately I haven't been out there for several weeks now. I had a
> couple of very quick looks about a week ago but didn't see them. That
> may be because I didn't look for long enough, because I only had my
> dodgy compact binoculars, because I had noisy kids with me (climbing on
> the rails of the viewing platform), or because they aren't there now.
> I did see and report that I thought I'd heard an Australian Bittern a
> week or so ago, but didn't hear it again.
> With the recent heavy rain the pond level will be up a bit, so they
> might be harder to see now too. If I get out there soon I'll certainly
> let you know if I see them.
> Peter Shute
> Paul Dodd wrote on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 4:32 PM:
> > They seem to be getting some interesting birdies there. Are
> > the Baillon's Crakes still there, I wonder?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:
> > On Behalf Of Peter Shute
> > Sent: Wednesday, 21 November 2007 9:13 AM
> > To: McGowan, John; Birding-aus; Claire Bartron
> > Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] RE:Song Thrush
> > I can't remember if I reported it, but I saw one at Mt St
> > Joseph Pond (Altona, Vic) a few weeks ago, a couple of
> > mornings in a row. It was sitting on a rock on the north
> > side of the path that runs along the north side of the pond,
> > and it dived into the line of trees on the other side of the path.
> > wrote on Tuesday, 20
> > November 2007 10:44 PM:
> >> G'day Birders
> >> Saw a Song Thrush in Sanctaury Lakes (Point Cook) on 2 successive
> >> days this week.
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