Birdline Victoria Update - 19 May, 2002

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Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 19 May, 2002
From: "Stuart Cooney" <>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 16:55:32 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 79
For the week ending: 19 May, 2002

19 May

Singing Honeyeaters and Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters have been seen since the 10th of May, near Sandringham Harbour on the cliff above Sailboard HQ, thanks Michael Norris


17 May

A flock of 9 Hooded Plovers including one juvenile feeding at the eastern end of Lake Victoria near the Emily St entrance of Lake Victoria, Point Lonsdale, thanks Ron Corinaldi.


14 May

Two Swift Parrots were sitting on a nearby tree on the east side carpark of the Southland Shopping Centre, thanks Albert Shirlton.


12 May

Chris Coleborn saw a Major Mitchell's Cockatoo on the edge of Cohuna township with a flock of Galahs.


12 May

A single grey morph Eastern Reef Egret was seen at Swan Bay (Queenscliff) next to where the train line intersects with Fellows Rd, thanks Tim Dolby. 


11 May

At Hovell's Creek at the You Yangs on Saturday morning there was an immature male Pink Robin and a Brown Treecreeper, thanks Tania Ireton. 


11 May

On the Port Fairy pelagic trip the following highlights were recorded; a Northern Giant Petrel, the first off Port Fairy this year; a Flesh-footed Shearwater a late record for this species off Port Fairy and a distant Jaeger sp. (probably Arctic) another late record for a Jaeger off Port Fairy, thanks Rohan Clarke. 


9 May

3 Hooded Plovers were seen at the mouth of the Tidal River on Norman Beach in Wilson's Promontory National Park, thanks Damian Cooney.


5 May

Swift Parrots were seen flying over Eltham, thanks Ian Temby.


5 May

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 Trevor Kerr.


4 May

A Pink (Major Mitchell's) Cockatoo was seen near Skipton, which is North West of Geelong, thanks Russel Woodford. 


4 May

At least 5 Swift Parrots were present at the You Yangs Regional Park in flowering eucalypts near Hovell's Creek, thanks Richard Nowotny.


3 May

A Banded Lapwing was seen at Quiet Corner, near Ricketts Point in Beaumaris, thanks Michael Norris.


The Swift Parrots were again seen at Monash Uni on the 16th of May.  Parking in the area can be difficult and restrictions are enforced and the birds tend to move on after 3pm, thanks Merrilyn Serong.
The single Regent Honeyeater was again seen on the 11th with six other species of honeyeater at Honeyeater (Cyanide) Dam in Chiltern National Park, thanks Ian Temby.
The Buff-banded Rail was in the small rush area just east of the St. Kilda St. bridge over the Elster Creek/Elwood Canal (Melways 67 D4) on the 2nd of May, thanks Michael Norris

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