Banyule Snipe still there?

To: Celia & Russell Browne <>,
Subject: Banyule Snipe still there?
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 21:01:35 +1100
Celia & Russell Browne wrote:
 I visited Banyule Flats late this morning for an hour or so but
> couldn't find the Painted Snipe.  That's not to say she isn't there though!
This afternoon, in company with Philip Veerman,  we had the Painted
Snipe at Banyule Flats in view for about an hour!
Still at the grubby Pool, left-hand, ie eastern side, but for variety
sitting on the mud in front of the docks and other weeds with no cover
at all, bar three small blades of a young Typha. She was still invisible
unless you looked very carefully. However a couple of times she kindly
stood up and scratched, preened and stretched right wing, allowing us to
see the beautiful mottled markings and a glimpse of the spots, and the
distinct rufous tone on the back of the neck.
It is the best camouflaged bird we have ever seen, so don't despair -
keep looking and hoping.
The Frogmouth seems to have at least one chick in its nest.
Anthea Fleming in Ivanhoe
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