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Old 10-01-2013   #1
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This is the Australian Spotted Crake.

They are an interesting little bird in the fact that they appear in a few numbers and then disappear for ages. They do not appear to be migratory, and appear after heavy rains, which we have had recently.
This is the first one I have seen at our local wetlands and it is always a thrill to have a new capture, especially as their natural habitat is fast disappearing with the reclamation of wetlands.


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Nice capture of a lovely bird, Lyn. I love the reflection.
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Good shot Lyn. Crake are known to be very shy birds and normally stay hidden, so you were very lucky to have got the photo.
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Great find and a good shot Lyn.
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Nice capture of a lovely bird, Lyn. I love the reflection.
One of the things I didn't notice until I downloaded Wolf, but I was pleased when I saw it. Thanks for looking.

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Good shot Lyn. Crake are known to be very shy birds and normally stay hidden, so you were very lucky to have got the photo.
I had to exercise some patience with this little fellow John. They are very shy, as you say, and feed at the bottom of the rushes, and I saw his white tail feather disappear into the reeds. I sat quietly waiting for him to pop out, which after a while he did. Bit lucky really.

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Great find and a good shot Lyn.
Thanks Kevin, one more for my collection
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Excellent shot Lyn
Thanks Gautam. I titled this one "Surprise Find" because I didn't expect to see a Crake. Usually something very common appears when I am birding!
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Thank you Provo. Appreciated.
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Way to go, nice capture.


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