Ray and I had a good look around 0730 - ran along the mud opposite the
platform. 4 Spotless crakes as well
On 25/01/2008, Paul Dodd <> wrote:
> Fingers crossed - a few of us will be there tomorrow am to see it!
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> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Definite Lewin's Rail - Mt St Joseph, Altona,
> While nothing like the "few minutes" Joy had 5 minutes after I left last
> night, I had a good 30 second view at 7am today, 5 minutes after I was
> *supposed* to leave, with Ray Vassalo.
> It came out from the little gap between the coarse yellow reeds and the
> fine green ones opposite the south viewing platform, wandered a few metres
> to the left and then into some thick grass. I haven't seen any birds go in
> there before. It seemed a bit nervous and I feel that our movements around
> the scope may have spooked it a little.
> The gap between the reeds I mentioned seems to be a place that you must
> keep your eye on for the Lewins's and the crakes, although they have
> appeared from several other places.
> We also saw several Spotless Crakes in various places around the pond. The
> water level is slowly dropping and the mud is slowly appearing in spots.
> Peter Shute
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