Buff-banded Rails in Metro Perth

To: <>
Subject: Buff-banded Rails in Metro Perth
From: "Wynton" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:36:20 +0800
Hi All,

Went to Smith's Lake this morning to see the rails, but dipped out although 
some sounds in the longish grass probably belonged to the rails.

What was interesting however was a female Red-capped Robin actively feeding 
(including opening its wings) in the NE section of the lake surrounds. Although 
these robins are known to move to the plain in summer and autumn, such 
sightings are becoming less frequent due to the development along the coastal 
plain. As the lake is less than 5kms away from the Perth CBD, it is good to 
know that such an uncommon bird around Perth can still be seen.

Besides others, the lake also had a Yellow-billed Spoonbill and a wandering 
flock of 25 plus Silvereyes.

As a long time resident of Perth who had never heard of this lake, it was a 
delight to spend some time there.

Best Regards   Wynton Maddeford

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU