Birdline Victoria Update - 26 May, 2002

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Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 26 May, 2002
From: "Stuart Cooney" <>
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 18:49:46 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 78
For the week ending: 26 May, 2002

Slim pickings this week, without much to add; it must be the cold, even though the sun has been shining.  Hopefully this week will provide some sightings to encourage people to get out and do some birding!


23 May

Four Brolgas feeding in a stubble field near Reedy Lake Wildlife Reserve Moolap, thanks Ron Corinaldi.


19 May

Singing Honeyeaters and Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters have been seen since the 10th of April, 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.


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 20th of May, 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.

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