Nice to be back on birding-aus after 12 months
travelling since selling our house. Currently house-sitting back in Sunraysia,
Not sure if anyone reported these sightings to
birding-aus at the time so I do so now:
1 Grey Goshawk - White
Phase. Was seen in Mildura area by many individuals over a
six-week period. Last reported on 7/4/01.
2 Scarlet-chested Parrot.
Male clearly seen and studied by two observers, from 10 metres, in
Mallee about half km south of Meridian Lakes, and later a brief view of a
Cuckoo-Shrike. Group of 4 seen by 3 observers in old Gol Gol Tip
area on 2/4/01.
4 Freckled Duck. Group
of approximately 35 first seen on Mildura Sewerage ponds on 14/4/01
and still there on 1/5/01.
Barry and Roberta McLean
PO Box 979, Swan Hill,
temp ph 03 50274346 (till end of May?)