Scot Mcphee <>, Birding Aus <>
around the UQ lakes
Peter Kyne <>
Thu, 05 Apr 2007 09:47:10 +1000
As a perpetual student I have been passing by the UQ lakes regularly for
several years and must say that Spotless Crake is far from a usual suspect.
Can you provide more information as to where you saw it?
Thanks, Pete Kyne
At 08:23 PM 4/4/2007 +1000, Scot Mcphee wrote:
This afternoon around 4pm a quick stroll around the lakes in the UQ
grounds got all the usual suspects;
Pacific Black Duck
One of the Dusky Moorhen had 3 bands on the left left from the top
dark blue or black, green, and white, and a metal on the right. Its
middle toe was missing, looks like it was bitten off my something and
the poor bird had a slight limp. We also saw two other Moorhens one
with a missing leg the other with a lame leg.
15 little black cormorants all perched together on the branches of
small dead tree overhanging the lake (never seen them in that
Got a nice close observation of a solitary Little Egret fishing out
small fry (1 to 2cm) fish from the edge of the lake.
The 4 Helmeted Guinea Fowl where also there, hanging out with some
mallards on the south side of the lake.
Heaps of Corellas as usual too.
Saw a large chestnut or russet coloured wing disappear into a tree
much to the consternation of the resident noisy miners, but when we
walked around to see if we could find the bird, it could not be found.
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