Birdline Victoria Update -30/9/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update -30/9/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 17:59:15 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 30/9/01

Lots of Spring birds this week, with the warm weather, and lots of sightings starting to roll in.  I also got a tick, thanks to Laurie's sighting of Wandering Whistling Ducks at Sale today, I knew that Birdline would pay off!

Congratulations and thanks to Michael Norris who has become only the second person to be awarded with a red star for his Bayside contributions to Birdline.

1 October
A Painted Honeyeater was seen at Clunes Forest. 5 km north of 80 km/hour sign exiting Clunes on Maryborough road, opposite Victoria Better Roads sign, along with Black-chinned Honeyeaters and White-browed Woodswallows, thanks Aidan Sudbury.

28 September
2 and later 3 Wandering Whistling Ducks were seen at Lake Guyatt (behind the main lake) in Sale. The birds can be seen south of McIntosh Road from the carpark at the end of the track, thanks Laurie Living. This is either the first Victorian sightings of the birds or escapees, any idea from where?

28 September
Up to 35 (but definitely ten) White-fronted Terns were seen at Ricketts Point, this number is increasing, thanks Michael Norris

28 September
Along the gravel road immediately west of Point Cook CA entrance, where water from ponds rises to the road, 5 Black-tailed native Hens and 2 Australian Spotted Crakes were seen feeding along muddy edge, thanks Paul Rose.

26 September
At Wandown Reserve (Nth of Swan Hill) there were several Black Honeyeaters and some small flocks of White-fronted Honeyeaters and Cockatiels were also in the area, thanks Chris Coleborn.

25 September
The Gang Gang Cockatoos at Brighton Golf Course are still present with 8 seen in Cypresses near South Road, thanks Michael Norris

23 September
A Black-tailed Native Hen at the Frankston Botanical Gardens near the fern gully and the lake, thanks Norman Cooney.

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

16 September
White-browed Woodswallows were reported from 7km south of Nalinga on Violet Town - Nalinga Road, thanks Debbie Coulbourne & Julian Miles

15 September
Up to 20 Swift Parrots could readily be seen at Cyanide Dam in Chiltern N.P. along with some very confiding Turquoise Parrots.

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

8 September
A Square-tailed Kite was seen at Ironbark Basin, Point Addis, near Anglesea by Fred Smith and others.

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.

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