Baillon's Crake Chicks at Marievale

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5 years 8 months ago #68049 by marktittley
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On a recent trip to Marievale Bird Sanctuary I caught sight of a little ball of black feathers running in the reeds but could not react in time to get a photo of show what I believe was a Baillon's Crake chicks. This morning, in the same spot where they have been showing in recent weeks, I got lucky with a lengthy sighting of an adult Baillon's with 2 chicks. Here is a selection of the best shots I managed to get:



Another great highlight was seeing these incredible young Helmeted Guineafowl chicks:



I looked in vain for a glimpse of the possible Malagasy Pond Heron that was mentioned in the Rare Birds report - just a few Squaccos's put in an appearance but nothing dressed all in white!

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5 years 8 months ago #68060 by Doug
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Wow....

Really magical stuff.

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5 years 8 months ago #68153 by docandy
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What an amazing sighting and series of photographs Mark!

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5 years 8 months ago #68159 by mossie
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Awesome. I wonder how few people have had this experience!

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5 years 8 months ago #68260 by arty
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Hi
Nice moment, well done.!!!!!!

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5 years 8 months ago #68261 by marktittley
marktittley replied the topic: Re: Baillon's Crake Chicks at Marievale
Thanks for all the kind words. It is awesome to share one's sightings with others who are equally passionate about bird life!

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