around the UQ lakes

To: Peter Kyne <>
Subject: around the UQ lakes
From: Scot Mcphee <>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 11:08:57 +1000

On 05/04/2007, at 9:47 AM, Peter Kyne wrote:

Hi Scot,

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?


They were in plentiful supply around the edge of the lakes there where you walk down the big stairs to the staff club that lead to the little wooden walkway that passes down between the two lakes, where you would walk on your way to the busstop at the bottom of the lakes there. Around the edge of the big lake, we saw walking all around us, these birds with the moorhens, swamphens, and coots. At first we thought they were juvenile moorhens, it wasn't until we consulted simpson&day at home we realised they were not actually juveniles. I would say we saw about a dozen to twenty of these birds in our half- hour stroll.



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