Birdline Victoria Update No. 76|
For the week ending: 12 May,
Chris Coleborn saw a Major Mitchell's Cockatoo on the edge of
Cohuna township with a flock of Galahs.
3 Hooded Plovers
were seen at the mouth of the Tidal River on Norman Beach in Wilson's Promontory
National Park, thanks Damian Cooney.
Swift Parrots were
seen flying over Eltham, thanks Ian Temby.
At least 5
Swift Parrots were seen between Laurel Grove and Pakenham Street, Blackburn,
Melways ref. 47 H11, on the creek, and on both sides in tall eucalypts, thanks
At least 5 Swift Parrots were present at the
You Yangs Regional Park in flowering eucalypts near Hovell's Creek, thanks
2 Australasian Bittern were flushed at
dusk on Lake Coonawarre at the Moolap Station Rd entrance, thanks Tim
A Powerful Owl was seen in a liquidamber tree in
Beverley Road, Heidelberg, thanks Anthea Fleming.
single Lesser Sandplover was seen at Sandy Point on Shallow Inlet, with a group
of Hooded Plovers and Red-capped Plovers, thanks Noel Billing.
A House Crow was seen perched on a fence at 33 Victoria Street,
Sebastopol, thanks Ralph Reid.
At least 2 Swift
Parrots, initially and up to 50 on the 28th, were seen flying around the
car-parks just to the south of the Bayview Avenue entrance to the Monash Clayton
campus, thanks Aidan Sudbury.
A Regent Honeyeater was
seen at Cyanide Dam, in the Chiltern National Park, thanks Paul
The Swift Parrots were again seen at Monash Uni on the 2nd of May. Parking
in the area can be difficult and restrictions are enforced and the birds tend to
move on after 3pm, thanks Alex Farias.
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