Sunday, 25 November 2012

Baillon's Crake

Pretty exciting to have a Baillon's Crake show up at the local pond! I've never seen one before today. The pictures are from this morning. The crake was still loitering in the same patch in the late afternoon when I walked by again. It's chosen a fairly public reed bed right now, next to swan feeding centrale. I hope it finds a quieter section of reeds and decides to stick around.


  1. You did such a great job to identify this one, I'm fairly certain that I wouldn't have.

  2. It was exciting to have one show up. I knew it was a crake straightaway, though it was smaller than I imagined. It took a while to figure out which crake. What a great word crake is.