Kelly's Swamp, Friday

To: "'Tobias Hayashi'" <>, <>
Subject: Kelly's Swamp, Friday
From: "Mark Clayton" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 09:50:30 +1000

G’day Tobias,


Great picture! Maybe you shouldn’t have said it wasn’t photographed in Australia and watched the reaction….Now for all the gullible out there, would you care to identify it? My guess is an eclipse plumaged Black-headed Gull, which is on the Australian list.





From: Tobias Hayashi [
Sent: Saturday, 14 October 2006 9:25 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Kelly's Swamp, Friday



    Went to Jerrabomberra Wetlands in time for dusk on Friday. Reading Sandra's message, I realise that I didn't see the Yellow-billed Spoonbill, even though I saw the many Pelicans. However, I did see Australian Spotted Crake and Buff-banded Rail at Crakes Alley, and Baillon's Crake and a Latham's Snipe in front of Bittern hide. The Spotless Crakes that I was trying to find, however, proved spotless (haha).  There were a pair of birds on the muddy/grassy shores opposite the lookout at the far end that looked to be slightly larger than Dotterels and with a straighter posture/longer neck. They disappeared when I moved closer. Appropriately, a Rufous Night Heron flew over just as night was beginning to fall.




P.S. This bird (photo) was photographed in Japan,

            not Kelly's Swamp!

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