Lewin's Rail at Beerwah, SEQ

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Subject: Lewin's Rail at Beerwah, SEQ
From: jilldening <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 08:49:23 +1000
Hi All,

A while back there was discussion about whether Alex Appleman's brother had
actually seen a Lewin's Rail at the Beerwah golf course (Glasshouse
Mountains, hinterland of Sunshine Coast). At the time I replied that it was
possible, but that we had not seen one there ourselves.

In fact it has been a thorn in the side of James Shipwash Richmond Hall IV
(my husband), that everyone and his dog had seen a Lewin's Rail, and he
hadn't, despite having a list in excess of 600 Aust birds. Lewin's Rails are
such secretive, elusive birds in this part of the world.

And yesterday he came home from golf with a bottle of champagne tucked under
his arm. It was one of those amazing coincidences, when he was golfing alone
(his mate is away), the course was quiet, and the rail wandered around him
for several minutes, as close as 3 metres, while he stood motionless. He
can't get the smile off his face.


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