Birdline Victoria Update - 14/10/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 14/10/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 14:47:32 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 46
Week ending 14/10/01

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13 October
A male Sacred Kingfisher was observed in suburban West Brunswick, a mere 4 kilometres from the Melbourne GPO! thanks Jan & Alan Flack.

12 October
A Ruddy Turnstone was seen near the Cafe at Rickets Point, Beaumaris, thanks Alex Farias.

10 October
In a flock of Woodswallows at least one Masked Woodswallow was seen a couple of kilometres south of Hamilton, thanks Steve Clark.

9 October
A trip to the Werribee Treatment Plant revealed 3 Blue-winged Parrots, 3 Freckled Ducks (on Lake Borrie South) and a Great-crested Grebe (on Little River), thanks Tania Ireton.

9 October
A Grey Goshawk and 2 Black-chinned Honeyeaters were seen at the You Yangs Regional Park, thanks Tania Ireton.

9 October
A Black-tailed Native-hen was seen at Port Fairy, on the edge of a small swamp near Griffith Island, thanks Steve Clark.

7 October
A Bush-stone Curlew nest was found near Nathalia, with two eggs in it, thanks Barrie Lindsay.

7 October
Another Gang Gang Cockatoo in Brighton, at the Golf Course, feeding in Sugar Gums. These records are very late for Bayside Melbourne, thanks Michael Norris

7 October
A White-winged Triller was seen in a Pittosporum in a lane behind Roseneath St, Clifton Hill, thanks Neville Pamment.

6 October
A Painted Honeyeater was seen at Paddy Ranges, near Maryborough, thanks Jan Flack.

6 October
On the Natimuk-Douglas salt pans in the Wimmera region, some 16 000 Banded Stilts were spread across the lakes (4500 Banded Stilts, 100 Avocets on Oliver Lake; 9000 Banded Stilts Mitre Lake; 2170 Banded Stilts 240 Avocets White Lake), thanks Richard Alcorn.

4 October
A Pectoral Sandpiper was spotted amongst the hundreds of waders that have now arrived at Werribee Sewage Plant, thanks Paul Rose.

4 October
A Great Crested Grebe was seen in the drainage pond at end of Emily St Point Lonsdale, thanks Rod Corinaldi.

3 October
Twenty plus Whiskered Terns some in breeding plumage, fifty to a hundred Native Hen along the edge of Lake Cairn Curran near Newstead, thanks John Alexander.

2 October
2 or 3 Orange Chats were seen at Lake Tyrell in Sealake, thanks Jenny Skewes.

2 October
A Gang Gang Cockatoo was seen on the Nepean Highway, near the Toyota dealer in Brighton, thanks Linda Jurjevic.

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.

Early October
Black Honeyeaters and Redthroat were seen between Devils Pools and Lake Brambruk on the Lake Brambruk Nature Walk in Wyperfeld National Park, thanks Tim Dolby.

28 September
A pair of Mallee Emu-wrens were seen about 6.6 km up the road marked "Warripool Lookout", which turns left off the road into Hattah-Kulkyne NP 1 kilometre from the Park entrance, in spinifex on top of a small rise about 50 m off to the right, thanks Michael and Penny Hunter.

28 September
2 and now 5 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.

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