Birdline Victoria Update -9/10/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update -9/10/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 10:57:28 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 9/10/01

I'm off for a fortnight on holidays, but my wife has kindly agreed to update Birdline while I'm away, so let's keep her busy with loads of sightings.  It does mean, however, that she will not be monitoring Birding-Aus during this period so reports will need to come via the sighting form at and that next week's update will not be published so you'll need to check the website to stay abreast of exciting sightings in Victoria.  Thank's for your consideration and I'll be back in a couple of weeks.

3 September
Up to 7 Freckled Ducks were seen on Lake Borrie and Lake Borrie South, thanks Tom Fletcher.

2 September
A flock of 40 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos were seen flying over Darebin Park in Fairfield.

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

1 September
A Pair of Gang Gang Cockatoos were being chased by Currawongs at Oban Road Donvale (near Smedley Road), thanks Lynda Chambers.

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

30 August
3 nestling Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters at Newstead in central Victoria, thanks John Alexander.

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.

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