I went down there yesterday evening and saw the bird after the cold change came
through, which showed really well for most of the next 45 minutes from 7 p.m..
Also the Spotless Crake was on show most of this time.
Amazing to see such a secretive species absolutely filling the scope.
Tim> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 12:42:24 +1100> From: >
To: > Subject: [Birding-Aus] re: Lewin's Rail -
Bicentennial Park/SOPA> > 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:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrtroy/3190223123/ > > > > Cheers> > Troy> > > >
------------> > > > 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> details.> > > > Let's hope they're breeding!> > > > The triangle pond
is full of life. Spotless crake, chesnut and grey> teal,> > abundant reed
warblers and red-browed finch. Great egret, royal> spoobill,> > darter, little
black cormorant. There are also a vast number of> dragonflies> > about.> > > >
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