Birdline Victoria Update No. 55
For the week ending: 16 December, 2001
There has been no confirmation of the Paradise Shelduck near Phillip Island
and it seems as though the Freckled Ducks at Blackburn Lake have moved on,
however there is a sighting of a Dollarbird at Cranbourne to keep people
interested. There are lots of other interesting birds around, even if
they're not of the calibre of a Paradise Shelduck.
A Whimbrel was seen amongst thousands of waders at the Austen Road Lagoon in
the Werribee Sewage Plant, thanks Paul Rose.
5 Freckled Ducks were seen at Blackburn Lake, Melway Ref 48 C11, on the
western side under the Night-Heron roosting area, thanks Howard Plowright.
A pair of Little Corellas have been reported flying above Koonung Creek
Reserve, North Balwyn, near north the end of Tannock Street. Melways Map
32, H11, thanks Celia Browne.
Brown Headed Honeyeaters have been seen flocking in the tops of Ti Trees in
Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula, thanks Margaret Bell.
A White-throated Gerygone was reported from Pilcher's Bridge Flora and Flora
Reserve, 25 km south-east of Bendigo, thanks Chris Tzaros.
A Dollarbird was seen at the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens along with White
winged Trillers and a Nankeen Night Heron as well as all the other summer
migrants, thanks Bette Mitchell.
An Owlet Nightjar was reported from Webb Street in Warrandyte, thanks Greg
A juvenile Wedge-tailed Eagle was seen flying over the wetlands on
Heatherton Road in Keysborough (?), thanks Greg Coburn.
Purple-crowned Lorikeets feeding in flowering Gums in the Hungry Jacks car
park on the Hume Highway at Fawkner/Coburg, thanks Bette Mitchell.
12 Australian Pratincoles were seen west of Pyramid Hill, thanks Simon
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