Birdline Victoria Update - 27/7/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 27/7/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 16:44:38 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 27/7/01

Swift Parrots are the flavour of the week this week, with all of the sightings coming from the western half of the state.  Aside from these sightings, though, it has been a quiet week.

Michael Norris reports that the Gang Gang Cockatoos and the Pied Currawongs are still in the Bayside area, 12 weeks after the Gang Gangs first arrived.

22 July
A pair of Swift Parrots near Goldsworthy Rd in Geelong, thanks Don Greaves21 July
Two groups of Swift Parrots were seen at Deep Lead Flora and Fauna Reserve.  At 37 01' 34"s, 142 45' 05"e.  Thanks Steve Clark.

21 July
At Bannonckburn Reserve, about 20 km west of Geelong two groups of Swift Parrots were seen feeding among Golden Wattle, and a Black-chinned Honeyeater was also reported, thanks Lawrie Conole

16 July
Swift Parrots were seen near Stawell, about 6 km north-west of the town and left about 1 km east of the Railway level crossing into Mutzig Lane, thanks Jack Krohn

15 July
A pair of White-eared Honeyeaters were seen feeding in tree tops while five Black-chinned Honeyeaters where bathing in a dam 2-3 kilometres north of Newstead in the Muckleford Forest, thanks John Alexander

14 July
A Glossy Ibis was seen at the Edithvale Wetlands, in the southern section, thanks Mike Carter

5 July
A pair of Brolgas were seen between Beacc and Cressy, about 8Km west of Cressy, on the eastern side of the road, thanks Dean Woodford

4 July
An Australasian Bittern was was found dead on the road near the Salt swamp on the road from Barwon Heads to Geelong, and also on 4 July another was found injured on the road near the Bream Creek bridge at Breamlea, thanks Margaret Cameron

1-3 July
4 Gang Gang Cockatoos in red flowering gums in Cherry Road, Balwyn, thanks Jenny Ross

1 July
A Pale-headed Rosella, probably an escapee from the Zoo was seen at Royal Park in Melbourne, thanks Tim Dolby

1 July
An Azure Kingfisher was seen at Yarra Bend Park, near Kane's Bridge, along the Macfarlene Walk, thanks Tim Dolby

1 July
Pied Currawongs have been reported in unprecedented numbers from around the City of Bayside, including a report of 5 being fed by someone!  All of the birds that have been carefully studied have been immatures on the basis of brown tips to their secondaries, thanks Michael Norris

1 July
In the City of Bayside Gang Gang Cockatoos have been seen at Elsternwick Park (4), and near Dendy Park (12), all of the sightings in Bayside since the end of April have been in association with Sugar Gums, thanks Michael Norris

1 July
An Australasian Bittern was seen at the Western Treatment Plant at 270 South Road, thanks John Barkla

1 July
5 Great-crested Grebes were seen on Corio Bay off Kirk Point in the Western Treatment Plant, thanks John Barkla

1 July
5 Gang Gang Cockatoos were seen in gums adjacent to the Eastern Freeway bridge over Merri Creek at Clifton Hill, thanks Neville Pamment

1 July
An Australasian Bittern was seen near a narrow drain or soak running across the big block of grassland between Shell Parade and the old Corio tip, thanks Don Greaves

1 July
The Peaceful Dove reported in May has returned to Hamilton, thanks David Cameron

30 June
A Black Kite was seen on the Geelong Freeway, near Little River, thanks Rohan Clarke

30 June
9 Australasian Bitterns were seen by wader counters at Reedy lake near Geelong, thanks Margaret Cameron

Birdline Victoria is a service for birdwatchers to report and find out about rare and unusual birds in Victoria and is brought to you by the VicGroup of Birds Australia. Birdline can be contacted on (03) 9882 2390 or on the Internet at



This update was sent to you on request or via the Birding-Aus mailing list. If you received this e-mail in error please reply to the sender to be removed from the recipient list.

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Birdline Victoria Update - 27/7/01, Stuart Cooney <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU