"Canberra Birds" <>
"Yarden Oren" <>
Tue, 29 Mar 2005 10:25:36 +1000
morning the Lewin's Rail seen briefly at the NW corner of pond 6. Also at the
ponds a Spotless Crake (NE corner of pond 6), 4 Freckled Ducks, 6 Blue-billed
Ducks and a Little Eagle in a willow tree. On the other side of the road 13+
Black-fronted Plovers and 2 Red kneed Dotterels .
Following the posting
of Nicholas Talbot on Birding-Aus, I made two trips to the sewerage ponds
today to try and find the Lewin's
Rail reported in the NW corner of pond 6.
My first trip
mid morning was unsuccessful though I did observe a
Spotless Crake. In the later afternoon I went out
again. After an hour, with the sun setting and the reflection on the water making viewing through a
scope very difficult I decided to have a final scan. There I saw
a Lewin's Rail in the South West corner of the pond. It allowed me
enough time to make a
positive identification before it flew about 20m in
the direction of the NW corner.
Following the Painted
Buttonquail at Namadgi on Thursday,
a second lifer
for me in a week.
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