Buff-banded Rails in metro Perth

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Subject: Buff-banded Rails in metro Perth
From: "Claire Bartron" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 19:06:29 +0800
The Buff-banded Rail seems to be pretty reliable at this site, went at around 
1630 today and saw two within five minutes, in plain sight feeding on the 
grass. Had a similar list to John Graff the other day but also saw;
Yellow Spoonbill (1)
Pelicans (3)
Australian Shelduck (2)
Dusky Moorhen (7)
pretty remarkable for such a small lake surrounded by housing I thought..

        -----Original Message----- 
        From: John Graff  
        Sent: Mon 4/16/2007 4:46 PM 
        To: Claire Bartron;  
        Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Buff-banded Rails in metro Perth

        Hi all,
        Returned to the lake this afternoon. A single Buff-banded Rail was 
        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 
        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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