2 Freckled Ducks @ Herdsman Lake

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Subject: 2 Freckled Ducks @ Herdsman Lake
From: "Gemfyre" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 19:28:19 +0800
Spotted this evening at the southern end of Maurice Hamer Park.
Also spotted a rail or crake.  It was very small and brown, but scuttled into reeds as I got out my binoculars for a better look.  The bird had a white eye stripe which indicates it was probably a Buff-Banded Rail.  If so it must have been a juvenille because it was very small and the other markings were not distinct.  The other possibility is a Baillon's Crake (which would be about the right size and body colour), but according to my ID book does not have an eye stripe.
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