Trip report: Woodlands Historic Park, Melbourne (again!)

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Subject: Trip report: Woodlands Historic Park, Melbourne (again!)
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 16:59:12 +1000
After Michael Norris's ringing endorsement of Woodlands Historic Park near
Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, here's another list from about 2 hours
there this afternoon.  Best bird - Black Kite - my first record at
Woodlands, though they have been recorded a few times in similar habitat
over the road at the airport.  I also saw 2.5 pairs of Red-capped Robins -
one of those at a new site, bringing to 5 the number of pairs present in the
Grey Box areas at Woodlands that I'm aware of.   The White-throated
Treecreeper that was new here a few weeks ago is hanging in there still.
Still a noticeable lack of Spring migrants present - no Rufous Whistlers
etc. yet.  Pallid Cuckoos are always earlier than the rest, so no surprise
that they've been here a few weeks.  Michael also inspired me to go down to
the quarry pit near the airport (which I usually bypass), and the result is
a few waterbirds on the list.  Most abundant birds - Weebill, Yellow
Thornbill, Tree Martin (some looking at hollows), Striated Pardalote, Grey
Fantail, Red-rumped Parrot .....

Australian Wood Duck                 Chenonetta jubata
Pacific Black Duck                   Anas superciliosa
Hoary-headed Grebe                   Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Black Kite                           Milvus migrans
Whistling Kite                       Haliastur sphenurus
Brown Goshawk                        Accipiter fasciatus
Collared Sparrowhawk                 Accipiter cirrhocephalus
Brown Falcon                         Falco berigora
Eurasian Coot                        Fulica atra
Masked Lapwing                       Vanellus miles
Rock Dove                            Columba livia
Spotted Turtle-Dove                  Streptopelia chinensis
Galah                                Cacatua roseicapilla
Long-billed Corella                  Cacatua tenuirostris
Little Corella                       Cacatua sanguinea
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo             Cacatua galerita
Purple-crowned Lorikeet              Glossopsitta porphyrocephala
Crimson Rosella                      Platycercus elegans
Eastern Rosella                      Platycercus eximius
Red-rumped Parrot                    Psephotus haematonotus
Pallid Cuckoo                        Cuculus pallidus
Laughing Kookaburra                  Dacelo novaeguineae
White-throated Treecreeper           Cormobates leucophaeus
Superb Fairy-wren                    Malurus cyaneus
Spotted Pardalote                    Pardalotus punctatus
Striated Pardalote                   Pardalotus striatus
Weebill                              Smicrornis brevirostris
Brown Thornbill                      Acanthiza pusilla
Yellow-rumped Thornbill              Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Yellow Thornbill                     Acanthiza nana
Striated Thornbill                   Acanthiza lineata
Red Wattlebird                       Anthochaera carunculata
Noisy Miner                          Manorina melanocephala
White-plumed Honeyeater              Lichenostomus penicillatus
Brown-headed Honeyeater              Melithreptus brevirostris
Red-capped Robin                     Petroica goodenovii
Varied Sittella                      Daphoenositta chrysoptera
Golden Whistler                      Pachycephala pectoralis
Grey Shrike-thrush                   Colluricincla harmonica
Magpie-lark                          Grallina cyanoleuca
Grey Fantail                         Rhipidura fuliginosa
Willie Wagtail                       Rhipidura leucophrys
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike            Coracina novaehollandiae
Australian Magpie                    Gymnorhina tibicen
Little Raven                         Corvus mellori
House Sparrow                        Passer domesticus
Red-browed Finch                     Neochmia temporalis
European Goldfinch                   Carduelis carduelis
Mistletoebird                        Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Welcome Swallow                      Hirundo neoxena
Tree Martin                          Hirundo nigricans
Silvereye                            Zosterops lateralis
Common Starling                      Sturnus vulgaris
Common Myna                          Acridotheres tristis
Short-beaked Echidna                 Tachyglossus aculeatus
Common Ringtail Possum               Pseudocheirus peregrinus
Common Brushtail Possum              Trichosurus vulpecula
Eastern Grey Kangaroo                Macropus giganteus
Rabbit                               Oryctolagus cuniculus
Common Eastern Froglet               Crinia signifera
60 species

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