• lab8
Aug 12: Re-run at Sandy Camp

I only had time for a quick trip this morning, so I went to Sandy Camp to have yet another shot for Black Bittern. As with the previous 13 occasions I dipped, although it was a lovely morning. It was nice to see the Freckled Duck still there, found by Chris Sanderson on 24th June, and I heard a Lewin’s Rail in the NE lagoon. No sign of Baillon’s Crakes either (the first bird of the “spring” has already occurred, at Oxley Creek Common).

A Radjah Shelduck has been report this afternoon at St Lucia Links, so I might take a look there tomorrow from work if I get a chance.

With no year ticks today, my year list remained on 294 species. I spent 1 hour 47 minutes birding, walked 2.509 km and drove 31.2 km. My chronological year list is here.

The fine Freckled Duck, still present in the NE pool, feeding in the open with grey teals just after dawn.