Tuesday, 3 January 2012
World Bird Wednesday - Australian Spotted Crake
Between Christmas and New Year I normally go banding at Werribee Sewage works – it’s nowhere as bad as it sounds! In fact it can even become rather picturesque.
While waiting for the waders we were hoping to band to arrive in the catching area this rather brave Australian Spotted Crake was showing very well. Normally a bird that you only see dashing from one dark corner of a weed bed to another, today they put on a real show. They were everywhere! I think I must have seen at least six different birds – and at times we could see two feeding in the same pool. It certainly passed the times as we waited for the waders.
You can find more birds here at World Bird Wednesday.
You can also find my most recent post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the page.
Enjoy the birds.