Suburban oasis?

Subject: Suburban oasis?
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 13:25:06 +1000
Hi folks,
Just thought I'd let you know about an interesting birding spot I 
found at an old water reservoir at the corner of Ferntree Gully and 
Gardiner rd, Notting Hill, Vic (now part of the Hardwarehouse 
carpark). The reservoir is concreted and almost empty now except for 
a shallow body of water and has reeds around the outside. 
Over the last couple of times I've visited I've noted the following inhabitants:
6 Chestnut Teals
2 Grey Teals
2 Black-fronted Dotterels 
2 Masked Lapwings
Plus a large flock of Silver Gulls, the occasional Magpie-lark and 
some Common Mynas.

Not the most interesting list I know, but it's a nice place to visit 
in an otherwise very boring suburb ornithologically!

Has anyone else seen any other species in this lake? I'd be very 
interested to hear if you have. If anyone is thinking of visiting, I can 
provide directions, but it's pretty easy to find.

Lainie Berry
Department of Biological Sciences
Moansh University, Clayton Vic 3168

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