You Yangs- Victoria

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Subject: You Yangs- Victoria
From: "Shirley Cameron" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 17:03:54 +1000

Today ,Tuesday, a delightful warm autumn day in Victoria, the Werribee Wagtails went to the You Yangs, half way between Melbourne and Geelong.

Just inside the gate there was much activity, so we sat and waited for the birds to settle down and come to us.  Our wait was not in vain. 

We were able to obtain a key and go into the plantation to the west of the You Yangs, some drove down to Hovel’s Creek while the rest walked.  The Weebills were very vocal and the Shining Bronze Cuckoo elusive.  The Diamond Firetails were foraging and so our sighting of them was very good.


Black -shouldered kite

Whistling kite

Brown Falcon




Sulphur-crested cockatoo

Purple-crowned Lorikeet

Eastern rosella

Shining Bronze Cuckoo

White-throated Treecreeper

Superb Fairy wren

White-browed Scrubwren


Brown thornbill

Yellow-rumped thornbill

Striated thornbill

Red wattlebird

White plumed honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

Jacky Winter

Eastern yellow robin

Grey Shrike Thrush

Crested Shrike Tit

Golden whistler

Rufous whistler


Grey fantail

Willie Wagtail

Australian Magpie

Little Raven

White-winged Chough

Diamond Firetail

Mistletoe bird

Welcome Swallow


Shirley Cameron








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