Melb - birds along the Yarra

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Subject: Melb - birds along the Yarra
From: "Tim Dolby" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 14:28:39 +1000
Hi All,

I've been cycling to work recently, from Northcote to Prahran. Generally I ride 
along the Yarra, starting at Yarra Bend and coming out at Chapel Street. The 
ride takes about 40 minutes. Seen commonly are Red-rumped Parrot, White Browed 
Scrubwren and Wood Duck (nesting and angry!), Red Browed Finch - also the 
cuckoo's and oriole have returned.  Over the last fews days I have seen:

Great Egret - currently a resident of the Yarra near Melbourne High. Extremely 
close to the city!
Darter - at Dights Falls and on Herring Island.
Boobook - heard at night (while riding home) opposite the hospital on Yarra Bend
New Holland Honeyeater - Iron Bark Yarra Bend/Merri Creek near Dykes Falls
Yellow (Little) Thornbill -  (as above) in the Iron Bark along Merri Creek near 
Dykes Falls
Dusky Woodswallow -  above the hillside at the community farm
Peregrine Falcon - literally cruising down Chapel Street (like a stealth 
bomber!). Almost certainly nesting on Chapel St itself.

A nice way to spend the morning and afternoon.


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