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Black crake


Once you flushed a crake, you have to be quick to get a picture.


This crake may be rushing off, for opening time on a Friday. Enjoy your weekend as well.



comments (16)

Good catch of this comical looking bird, Louis. You enjoy your weekend too.
Louis: Thank you Frank. The weekend was not so great, see coming Monday's posting.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jan 2017, 02:58
You did well to catch is sharp, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Ray - that big lens still works wonders.
You've caught him in a dance! Have a great weekend!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth. The weekend was not so great, see coming Monday's posting.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Jan 2017, 04:28
Celui-là  est très drôle avec ses grosses pattes.
Louis: La crake promenades sur la moitié des plantes submergées sur le bord de l'eau. Il a besoin de ces grands pattes.
Now you see him, now you don't. You're still "fast" in your "old age," Louis. grin
Louis: Heh, thank you Ginnie.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 27 Jan 2017, 06:23
He was certainly hot-footing it. Well caught, Louis
Louis: Thank you Lisl - it helps to know how they react.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jan 2017, 06:26
The red legs & eye make this bird a real good looker Louis
Louis: I agree, thank you Chris.
Hilarious Louis, thanks for the amusing picture.
Louis: They do look comical, thank you gutteridge.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Jan 2017, 07:13
The yellow beak looks very special.
Louis: A special highlight on the bird, Philine.
This looks a bit like our Moorhen
Louis: They are in the same bird family, Martin. Just smaller - about dove size.
Funny that it is not called a red-legged crake. Awesome that you captured it.
Louis: There are 5 types of crake in SA. This one stands out, because of the black colour. I understand that English bird names are supposed to aid in identification. The other types also have reddish legs. Thank you Mary.
A slightly comical bird. Hope you have a fun weekend
Louis: I agree about the comical, Bill. That weekend was not so much fun in the end - read about it on coming Monday's post.
Neat yellow beak!
Louis: Striking, I agree, Larry.
I like how you caught his foot in the air walking.
Louis: Thanks, yes, it provides a sense of motion, Jacquelyn.
i like the scarlet tones, Louis. you too have a good one.
Louis: Yes, it is a striking bird, Ayush.
good capture Louis... what do bird have during Happy Hour in South Africa?
Louis: During happy hour, just like humans, they want as much as possible, peter smile

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