Crakes at Ocean Grove

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Subject: Crakes at Ocean Grove
From: Russ <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:18:09 +1100
Note to self: wear reading glasses when emailing birding-aus.
Make that 2 x Spotless Crakes and 1 x Australian (Spotted) Crake
I can't even blame the auto-correct for this one.

Thanks for the heads up, PV.


On 27 January 2013 22:05, Russ <> wrote:

> There seem to be crakes at most of the suitable wetlands around Geelong
> and the Bellarine. Today I had another look at Begola Wetland, a small
> patch of reedbeds, rank grasses and a small muddy lagoon in the middle of
> Ocean Grove, just behind the dunes. I've never noticed anything of great
> interest here before (usually just Swamphen, Coots, Silver  Gulls, Masked
> Lapwing, etc). Today the place was teeming with birds, including:
> 2 Baillon's Crakes
> 2 Spotless Crakes
> 1 or more Spotless Crakes
> 6 Latham's Snipe standing out in the water
> 8+ Nankeen Night Herons
> Great Egret
> 3 Royal Spoonbill
> No sign of the sparrowhawk from yesterday, but it was great to see all
> these other birds foraging out in the open. There are houses along both
> sides, quite close to the wetland. If any of the residents are birders it
> must be cool to have these species on their backyard lists!
> Russell Woodford
> Ocean Grove VIC

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