re: Lewin's Rail - Bicentennial Park/SOPA

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Subject: re: Lewin's Rail - Bicentennial Park/SOPA
From: "Troy Mutton" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:42:24 +1100
Further to this, on Sunday 11 Jan at around midday, Tun Pin Ong and
myself saw a Baillon's and Spotless Crake and a Little Grassbird, but no
Rail. I believe that Tun Pin saw the Rail later that evening. I saw one
Lewin's on Monday 12 Jan at around 7pm and poor light, and only realised
there were 2 birds when I got the photos onto the computer. Went back
Tuesday 13 at around 5pm in better light to get shots and didn't see it,
and will be back there Saturday morning at dawn to try and finally get a
decent shot of them!

Some record shots here:




Two Lewin's Rail were showing well between about 6.45am and 7.10am this

morning. I then didn't see them again before I left at about 9.30am, but

Carol and Frank were still there and may be able to give further

Let's hope they're breeding!

The triangle pond is full of life. Spotless crake, chesnut and grey

abundant reed warblers and red-browed finch. Great egret, royal

darter, little black cormorant. There are also a vast number of



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