Lewin's Rail @ Sarah Island,Tas

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Subject: Lewin's Rail @ Sarah Island,Tas
From: "russ lamb" <>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 10:49:50 +1000
I have finally seen my longstanding bogey-bird, Lewin's Rail, at the Altona,Vic 
site on 13th March, within two minutes of arriving.
  However, it was preceded by an extremely frustrating experience on Sarah Is, 
Macquarie Is, Tas some 10 days earlier.Walking around the island during the 
cruise stop I heard what I guessed (accurately, as it eventuated) was a Lewin's 
Rail calling from dense, tangled undergrowth near the penitentary.So we 
staked-out the area for about 30 mins but never saw the bird, although at one 
stage it was calling about a metre from my feet.Oh well, that's better than my 
normal Lewin's Rail searching experience,I thought, I usually get absolutely 
    But back on board, a couple of ladies form the Echuca BOCA group informed 
me they had great views of a Lewin's Rail at the second jetty.That'd be right, 
I thought.
  So if the Altona site dries-up, head over to Tassie, get to Strahan, take the 
cruise, go to Sarah Is and hope you pick the right spot to stake-out!!

Russ Lamb

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