Dusky Moorhens are lovely sweet birds with a range of calls. At one stage I thought a motor was running nearby, but realised that it was the bird making that low rumbling sound. Their calls can be super loud too. To me it has become a sound quintessential to the river. I love them.
They have come to the Cooks River after the work was done to create Cup and Saucer Creek Wetland. I don’t remember them on the river before this.
They like food too and are very sociable with other birds. Dusky Moorhens can run fast too. Their feathers are gorgeous. I thought they deserved their fifteen minutes.
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