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Saturday, January 12, 2013

My wetland friends


Australian Spotted Crake, Mildura

I've loved watching the crakes! It seems they are least bothered by this when they are really intent on feeding. The one in this photo was about three metres away. 

I haven't been back to see them for about a week because it has been too hot but this weekend I will check on them and the dotterel chicks. No idea where they would move on to while most places are drying out. I'm always amazed by birds and how they find water!

Wild Bird Wednesday - thanks to Stewart for hosting!

15 comments:

  1. What a great water bird! (And new, even virtually, to me!)...I've thought about that water thing with birds too...thank goodness they CAN find water wherever it may be...(Not a problem so much here or in Oregon where we spend most of our time now., but we used to winter in Arizona and So. California and there yes...any water they find was a miracle.

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  2. Awesome photo!
    Never seen this bird before!

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  3. I don't know if we have the spotted crake down here in Adelaide .... a great capture.

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  4. Great photo of the Crake. I have yet to see one - I think they are up here but I spend most of my time around the sea.

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  5. I don't think we have Crakes here. It has beautiful colors.. especially those eyes.

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  6. Pretty good camouflage if it wasn't for that red eye!

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  7. Great and interesting post. I like it.
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  8. The crake is a cool looking bird, great sighting and photo!

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  9. Great eyes!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. What fun! I wish all rails were this easy going.

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  11. Attractive photo. To answer your question, there are two photos with a young herring gull been born the last year, and the others are Black-headed gulls ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  12. Great sighting Amanda. That is a cool looking bird, reminding me of our Sora here in the US. An excellent photo as well!

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  13. They are great birds - I dont know about you, but I either see a lot of these birds or none at all! Feast or famine.

    Thanks for the link to WBW.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

    PS: sorry for slow reply - I been out of internet range in Tasmania!

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  14. Wonderful image! I love trying to find rails but am frustrated more often than not.

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