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Top Lodge 19.09.11

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Top Lodge 19.09.11

Post by duxbury rambler » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:35 pm

This was on the Top Lodge about 8am this morning thought it was a snipe, would like an ID please.
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Post by Neil Southworth » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:02 pm

Yes I agree with Len, it is a Water Rail - a pretty dishevelled looking specimen. Maybe a juvenile moulting into adult plumage? Why didn't you find it yesterday Carol when we were down there? :wink:
Whatever, a good find and an instant result from lowering the water level!

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Water Rail.

Post by nora west » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:26 pm

Good sighting Carol. Hope its still there in a couple of days. Cant get down at the moment.

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Post by Dave » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:20 pm

Looks like a Water Rail to me Carol
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Post by duxbury rambler » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:41 pm

Thanks Len, Neil, Nora & Dave. Can you tell I never gained my bird watcher badge in the guides. :wink:

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Post by Chris Rae » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:41 pm

Well captured.

No doubt you'll get a Snipe and have no problem with ID now.

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