More Crakes in Crace Pond

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Subject: More Crakes in Crace Pond
From: Duncan McCaskill <>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:33:29 +1000
Back in early July I reported an Australian Spotted Crake in Crace pond. I went back there today and again found a Spotted Crake, as well as a Baillon's Crake. (Others have found several Spotted Crakes there. I have only managed one.)

For those who don't know where Crace Pond is, it is a very new artificial wetland in the area bounded by Gundaroo Drive, Abena Ave, Chance St and Digby Cct. It doesn't appear on Google Maps imagery. It is so new that the water plants are still in neatly planted rows.

There were also at least 4 Black-fronted Dotterels, a number of Reed Warblers singing loudly, a Little Grassbird, Pacific Black Ducks, Hardheads, Grey Teal, Coots & Moorhens.

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