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Corncrake?

Observed: 11th July 2011 By: CapybaraCapybara’s reputation in Birds
DSC_0320 corncrake maybe
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Not one of my spots, but submitted on behalf of a friend who would really like confirmation that it is a corncrake. I'm pretty sure he is right.

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Syrphus's picture

A Corncrake would be much

A Corncrake would be much bigger, completely different in colour, and with very obvious chestnut wings. See http://www.rspb-images.com/email/1039196.jpg. You can see them at Balranald (I saw a couple the last time I was there, in flight, surprisingly), but your friend will have the excuse to go back and try again.

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KelsaeJohn's picture

Skylark

Definitely! It looks (in the first pic) as if it has just become aware of something - hence the raised crest, which is the giveaway for me.