02 October, 2008

Spotted Crake

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

Spotted Crake

This was the 6th post-war record for Bedfordshire and the 3rd record for DSTW, the other two were:

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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