Re: Little Button Quail and other observations

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Subject: Re: Little Button Quail and other observations
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 10:06:27 +1000
Alastair Smith, Sue Lashko & I found Steve's Little Button-Quail yesterday at 
4.15pm in the same area described by Steve.  We walked up and down the roadside 
verges and had pretty much given up hope when it flushed close to our feet and 
flew across the road, giving great views.

2 Black-fronted Dotterel at the little dam, plus 4 Red-kneed and 1 
Black-fronted Dotterel at Uriarra Dam.

Frank Antram

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Subject:        Little Button Quail and other observations
From:   "Steve Holliday" <>
Date:   Fri, 10 Oct 2008 17:33:47 +1000

Went for a quickish drive this afternoon out through Coppins Crossing, Uriarra 
Crossing,  along Mountain Creek Rd, then back via Brindabella & Cotter Rds. 
Highlight was a Little Button Quail  which flushed from the roadside along 
Mountain Creek Rd, about 100 metres from the corner of Uriarra Rd. I had 
stopped to check birds on a dam on the right hand side of the road, and nearly 
trod on it. It flew low across the road and crashed into the fence on the other 
side, I went over to see if it was okay, luckily it was, and it promptly flew 
off again, disappearing into the paddock to the south. No doubt about the ID, 
small size, red-brown upperparts and clean white flanks and underparts. Other 
birds in this area included Bee-eaters, Brown Falcon, 8 Hardheads on the dam.


Earlier I checked for Bushlarks along Coppins Crossing Rd in the farmland north 
of the crossing. No luck but saw a male Brown Songlark in display, 5+ Skylarks, 
Pipits, a Kestrel and heard Stubble Quail. Also BF Dotterel at Uriarra 
Crossing, Rufous Songlark along Uriarra Rd, Scarlet Robin along Brindabella Rd. 
Not many birds visible on the Uriarra Homestead Dam apart from small grebes, a 
few Coot and Hardheads.





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