Recent observations

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Subject: Recent observations
From: "J & C Krohn" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 20:31:48 +1000
Just a couple of recent observations that might be of interest.
Last Thursday I loooked out the window of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council's office at Mornington to see a Crested Pigeon on the powerlines outside.  I hadn't seen a CP on the Peninsula before.
On Friday afternoon as I was driving by the Edithvale wetlands hide I stopped by and looked out over the wetland from the ramp (someone has recently cut back the reeds so there's quite a good view).  Among the birds in the shallows immediately in front of the hide was a single Magpie Goose.
And on Friday night my parents in Glen Iris heard a succession of hoarse, harsh screeches from the thick trees outside their house.  A search with the torch was unsuccessful but early on Saturday morning they had a brief glimpse of a broad-winged, pale bird as it took off silently and headed towards the red gums along Gardiners Creek - almost certainly a visiting Barn Owl.  Maybe another example of birds moving out towards the coast as things dry out inland.
Hope everyone else is getting a chance to see some birds.
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