Birdline Victoria Update -24/9/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update -24/9/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 19:47:39 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 24/9/01

Back from holidays with 6 new ticks, including a few easy ones.  Only a few sightings have been added over the last week, lets hope we can gear up to get a whole lot more sightings in this warming spring weather.

18 September
Powerful Owl seen at Corner Creek, north of Newry, in a large Eriostermon trachyphyllus shrub, thanks Duncan Fraser

18 September
A Square Tailed Kite see at Mangalore Flora Reserve, thanks Sean Dooley

18 September
2 White-breasted Woodswallow seen at Chiltern Valley Dam No 2, thanks Sean Dooley

11 September
Northern Shoveler seen at Lake Borrie, thanks Peter Lansley

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

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