Thursday, 2 October 2008

Spotted Crake

Another superb find by John Lynch - an adult Spotted Crake, present on the wader scrape at Dunstable STW from 8th-24th September.

Spotted Crake

More often it was skittish and elusive - not easy to see or photograph ! The above shot was taken on the 15th Sept during a typical 10 second showing !

This was the 3rd record at DSTW:
One present 11th-13th August, 1975; [The Birds of Bedfordshire (Trodd/Kramer)]
One well watched bird 12th-19th August, 1995 (Paul Trodd et al); [The Bedfordshire Naturalist 1995, 50 (part 2)]

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