Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lewin's Rail at Coolart

It was a wet and dark day broken only but thunderstorms and lightning. I decided to take refuge in a small bird hide at Coolart Wetlands hoping to see some crakes and rails. It wasn't long before a Spotless Crake made a brief appearance only to disappear as quickly as it had arrived.

After an hour of nothing, a small bird emerged from the reeds staying long enough for one photo. At first I thought it was a crake but on closer inspection of the photo it became apparent that I had seen my first Lewin's Rail.
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