Buff-banded Rails in Canberra

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Buff-banded Rails in Canberra
From: "Paul Taylor" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 22:18:55 +1100
After a quick visit to the Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Works to see what
was about (two pairs of Blue-billed Ducks, including a small tiff between
the males), I drove back to Civic via Fairbairn Ave.  As I passed Hopkins
Drive (locked gate on the left), I spotted what looked like a rail or
crake on the left hand side of the road.  I turned the car around to have
another look, and was rewarded with seeing an adult Buff-banded Rail and
two more youngsters run from the wet drainage ditch on the side of the
road, under the fence and into the small wetland.  The fence is a pipe
and steel mesh construction; the spot where I saw them is where a pipe
upright is bent sideways.  These were the first Buff-banded Rails I've
seen in the ACT, so I was most pleased.  :-)

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Buff-banded Rails in Canberra, Paul Taylor <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU