Birdline Victoria Update - 14 March, 2002

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Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 14 March, 2002
From: "Stuart Cooney" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 18:51:24 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 72
For the week ending: 14 March, 2002

12 April

6 to 10 Fairy Terns, in non-breeding plumage, were seen in front of the Rickets Point cafe in Beaumaris by Alex Farias.


9 April

A White-fronted Honeyeater was seen using a native cut-foliage plantation, 12 kilometres south-west of Pyramid Hill, thanks Simon Starr.


9 April

A breeding male Musk Duck was seen on Albert Park lake in front of the Carlton Crest Hotel, thanks Alex Farias.


6 April

A pair of Swift Parrots were seen along the creek that runs through Black's Walk, just behind the scout hall in Main Street Blackburn, thanks Trevor Kerr.


5 April

A juvenile Osprey was seen at Observation Point at the north eastern end of Phillip Island in Westernport Bay, thanks John Boyce.


2 April

An Arctic Jaeger was seen from the Werribee Sewage Farm, thanks Susan Anderson.


1 April

There were 5 Pectoral Sandpipers at Austin Road Lagoons and at least 80 White-winged Black Terns at Little River Mouth in the Werribee Sewage Farm, thanks Danny Rogers.


1 April

An Osprey was seen at Main Creek about 10 mins steady walk south along the Two Bays Walking Track from the Bushrangers Bay Car Park in the Cape Schanck National Park, thanks Charles Silveira.


31 March

A Wedge-tailed Eagle was seen over Braeside Park, thanks Peter Lansley


31 March

A Buff-banded Rail was seen by the Elster Creek near the St Kilda St bridge, thanks Michael Norris


30 March

A Grey Goshawk (white phase) was seen at Eltham, some 18 km north east of Melbourne, thanks Ian Temby.



The Ringed Plover was seen on the 5th on the Tern colony side of the Snowy River at Marlo.  Drive about 1km through Marlo to MOTS BEACH carpark.  From here walk down the steps to the backwater and cross.  Expect to get wet, possibly waist high depending on your & the tide height.  Then it is a short stroll to your Right to the Little Tern fenced area.


The Freckled Ducks could still be seen on the 31st at Lake Lorne at Drysdale.

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