Birdline Victoria Update - 2 August, 2002

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Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 2 August, 2002
From: "Stuart Cooney" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 16:42:37 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 87
For the week ending: 2 August, 2002

Birdline will be off line next week for a three week sabbatical as the family and I head off for three weeks birding and relaxing in the Flinders Ranges.  Please keep sending me your sightings and I will update the site when I return as the first flushes of spring wash over us.  

31 July

A Red-whiskered Bulbul was seen at Wilson Reserve in Ivanhoe yesterday, near the Chelsworth playing fields.  Other birds of interest were 4 Nankeen Night-herons, Tawny Frogmouth, Azure Kingfisher and Spotless Crake, thanks Michael Mules.


30 July

There were two Brolgas at Reedy Lake, Geelong, readily visible from the dirt mound at the end of Station Road, thanks John Moverley.


29 July

A single Black-tailed Native Hen was seen at Westgate Park (Port Melbourne/Fisherman's Bend), thanks Michael Veitch and Richard Nowotny.


27 July

At Jack Smith Lake in Gippsland there were in excess of 75 Musk Duck were seen on a kilometre of water, also an extraordinary concentration of Coots, numbering several thousand birds, thanks Duncan Fraser.


27 July

An Australian Hobby was seen on the eastern part of French Island, thanks Chris Chandler.


26 July

An adult and a juvenile White-bellied Sea-eagle were seen on Coast Road on French Island, thanks Chris Chandler.


24 July

There were a couple of sightings of Australasian Bitterns at Werribee Treatment Plant; one in reeds in Little River, another in grass near the sea, thanks Sue Taylor.


22 July

A Spotted Harrier was seen flying low over grassland and perching in dead trees at the Hamilton Parklands reserve on the northern edge of the city, thanks Steve Clark.


21 July

A flock of 12 Blue-winged Parrots were seen feeding among the beaded glasswort patches on the edges of Swan Bay near Queenscliff, thanks Ron Corinaldi.


21 July

Two Red-capped Robins, an adult male and an immature male, were seen along the Djerriwarrh Track in the Long Forest Flora Reserve, thanks Isaac Clarey.


19 July

Black Kites have been seen on the Western Highway, 4 km east of Stawell and 3 km east of Kaniva, thanks Ian May.


18 July

A Spotted Harrier was seen at the Western Treatment Plant, thanks Gil Langfield.


The Powerful Owl was in an Acmena (labelled) more or less above the path at the extreme south-eastern corner of Fern Gully on the 1st of August.  Nearest gate is E Gate, walk c 150m down main path, Canna Bed on your right, and a further 20m on your left path forks - the bird should be above you, thanks Hugo Phillips


The Powerful Owl was at the same perch along the Yarra River in the Banyule Wetlands, sitting on what appeared to be a ringtail possum on the 25th, thanks Celia Browne

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