Birdline Victoria Update - 2/9/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 2/9/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 18:25:25 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 2/9/01

The Northern Shoveler has reappeared at the Western Treatment Plant on Friday.  It was observed from the Paradise Road side of Lake Borrie for a couple of hours in the morning.  It's a male bird so look for a white-breasted duck amongst the 25 000 birds on Lake Borrie and you've got the Shoveler.  Also at Werribee the 5 Glossy Ibis were feeding close to Paradise Road on Friday.

The Gang Gang Cockatoos and the Black-tailed Native-Hen could still be seen at the Brighton Golf Course on the 1st of September and the Common Terns were still in the vicinity of Ricketts Point, 12 were seen on Saturday, thanks to Michael Norris for the update.

2 September
2 Swift parrots were seen flying over Cameron Close in Geelong Grammar School (at Corio, northern outskirts of Geelong, thanks Russell Woodford.

31 August
The male Northern Shoveller was seen at Werribee Sewage Farm from Paradise Road on Lake Borrie, thanks Maarten Hulzebosch.

24 August
A Black Kite was seen at the Werribee Sewage Plant, in the north west corner of the complex near the corner of Flume and Hill Roads, thanks Paul McDonald.

22 August
A Black-tailed Native-Hen was seen at the Brighton Golf Course. It could be seen from the corner of Were and Creswick Streets, thanks Michael Norris.

18 August
2 Crested Pigeon chicks were reported from a nest in Newstead, along with a Black-shouldered Kite, bird number 79 on the Alexander's block, thanks John Alexander.

16 August
3 Common Terns were seen at the rocks at Ricketts Point in Beaumaris, along with a female Musk Duck in the bay beyond the rocks, thanks Alex Farias.

13 August
An Osprey was reported in pines at the end of Cliff Road in Shoreham on Monday and Tuesday by Malcolm Legg and Brent Hall, this would be only the 23rd sighting for Victoria, and only the second close to Melbourne, thanks Mike Carter and Martin O'Brien for the sighting records.

12 August
A juvenile northern form of a Royal Albatross was seen off Port Fairy on a pelagic trip, thanks Mike Carter.

12 August
3 Freckled Ducks were seen from the bird-hide at the Edithvale Wetlands, thanks Joy Knight.

12 August
7 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos were seen flying low over a suburban driveway in Heidelberg Heights, thanks Mark Kliene.

11 August
A Freckled Duck was seen at Lake Borrie North, along Paradise Road in the Western Treatment Plant, thanks Debra Saxon-Campbell.

11 August
On Rams Island, off French Island, a pair of Caspian Terns were seen and up to 70 Eastern Curlews were in a loose flock over Tortoise Head marsh near Tankerton Jetty, on French Island, also seen was a White-bellied Sea-Eagle, thanks Martin O'Brien.

10 August
A pair of Gang-gang Cockatoos were seen on Pleasant Rd, East Hawthorn, thanks Peter Lansley.

9 August
A pair of Crested Pigeons were seen in the close vicinity of Melbourne at the Albert Park Golf Course, thanks Bob Cook.

8 August
3 Orange-bellied Parrots were seen at the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee, thanks Richard Nowotny.

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