Songlark perhaps

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Subject: Songlark perhaps
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:14:03 +1000

I’m a bit reluctant to ask for an ID without any image, but I am very curious.  This morning I went for a walk around the bare paddock opposite the RSPCA at Weston because I was intrigued by a strident bird song that was new to me.  I determined this much:

·         Up to half a dozen birds would have been involved, but not together, they did their thing individually.

·         The bird was about the size of an Australasian pipit.

·         It was fawn in colour with rusty spots on the upper parts.

·         It was most vocal whilst on the wing, and flew round and round in circles above the bare ground.

·         The call was a series of strident cheeps and whirring.

·         At one stage a calling pair stopped calling and went from the top of lamp poles down into a creek together.

Has anyone else seen these birds, and what are they?

Thank you

Margaret Leggoe


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