Buff-banded Rails in metro Perth

Subject: Buff-banded Rails in metro Perth
From: "John Graff" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:16:46 +1030
Hi all,
Returned to the lake this afternoon. A single Buff-banded Rail was present but seemed far more flighty than last time. Unfortunately, the reason quickly became clear; a cat prowling along the edge of the lawn. Fortunately, the rail fled for cover and the cat did not seem interested. Did a brief check on what else was about;
Black Swan (1)
Pacific Black Duck (10)
Australian Wood Duck (8)
Australasian Grebe (1)
Eurasian Coot (5)
Purple Swamphen (4)
Buff-banded Rail (1)
Little Pied Cormorant (1)
Rainbow Lorikeet (heard)
Singing Honeyeater (5)
Willie Wagtail (3)
Silvereye (small flock)
Not a hugely inspiring list, but reasonable for a 5 minute visit

John Graff

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