Birdline Victoria Update - 30 June, 2002

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Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 30 June, 2002
From: "Stuart Cooney" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 12:02:51 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 83
For the week ending: 30 June, 2002

We got our first reports of Orange-bellied Parrots today at their usual haunt in the vicinity of the Point Wilson Road.  Tom Reports that he had really good views of the birds in front of his car for some fifteen minutes.  If you have a permit head down and you might just get lucky.

30 June

3 Hooded Robins were seen in the Grampians region.  At Cherrypool turn left (west) onto the Rocklands-Cherrypool Road.  A km or so along there is a track on the left (southwest) that winds through the forest.  The area searched was centred on Lat: 37 07 45  Long: 142 09 31, thanks Steve Clark.


25 June

7 Orange-bellied Parrots were seen on the east-west track at the southern end of the ponds along Austin Road, adjoining the salt marsh, on the road to Point Wilson in the Werribee Treatment Plant, thanks Tom Fletcher.


25 June

Two pairs of Red capped Robins were spotted at Woodlands Historic Park, Melway page 178, just inside the Providence Rd entrance to the fenced area, there were at least two males with full colour plumage.  There may have been more than two female/immature birds, thanks Joan Broadberry.


23 June

A juvenile Nankeen Night Heron was seen on the Loddon River, 2 Little Eagles were seen soaring over the Muckleford Forest in a courtship display and a Great Crested Grebe was seen on lake Cairn Curran.  All birds were seen by members of Ballarat BOCA on their outing to the Newstead area, in all sixty two birds were seen for the day, thanks John Alexander.


23 June

At Langi Ghiran State Park (east of Ararat), a flock of about 60 White-winged Choughs, was seen, thanks Steve Clark.


23 June

A Black-faced Cormorant was seen at Mornington harbour, thanks Peter Lansley.


22 June

At Lake Linlithgow, 20km east of Hamilton, in south west Victoria, 7 Freckled Ducks were seen close to Chatsworth Road, thanks Steve Clark.


22 June

At Lake Bulrush, (adjacent to Lake Linlithgow), there were 500 Banded Stilts, 100 Red-necked Avocets, 100 Red-capped Plovers, 20 Double-banded Plovers, thanks Steve Clark.


22 June

5 winter plumaged White-winged Black Terns were seen at the T-section lagoons at the Werribee Sewage Farm, thanks Peter Lansley


18 June

A Southern Boobook was seen in the Peppercorns at the western end of Bowen Street, Richmond (Melways 2G H4), about 1.7 km east of the nearest point of the Melbourne CBD, thanks Paul Peake.


On the 24th of June the Azure Kingfisher was still at the confluence of Merri Ck and the Yarra right under the freeway bridges and 20 m downstream of the Alexandra Parade drain outfall, thanks Neville Pamment.


The four Brolga were still present at Reedy Lake, Lake Connewarre (Lake Moolap Rd entrance) on the 22nd of June check the last ploughed paddock on the right hand (western) side of Moolap road just before you get to the wetland thanks Rohan Clarke.


At Lake Lorne the number of Freckled Duck has increased from 30 to approximately 150 birds!  On the 22nd of June they were near the main road and were very easy to see, thanks Rohan Clarke.

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