Melbourne Visit 17-18th August

Subject: Melbourne Visit 17-18th August
From: (Russell Woodford)
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 03:03:43 +1000
A great spot for Bristlebirds closer to Geelong is at Point Addis, just west of 
Bells Beach and Torquay.  They are easiest very early in the morning  - try 
around the walkway that goes from the carpark out onto the point itself.  
Seabirds can be scoped from the point.

The forest to the eastern (Torquay) side - Ironbark Basin -  is also worth 
wandering through for all the usual great bush birds.  There are Painted BQ, 
Crested Shrike-tit, Varied Sitella and Grey Currawong here.  Cuckoos should be 
arriving now (some fantailed overwinter here).  There is a mythological pair of 
Powerful Owl in the basin - seen occasionally by people who live on the edge, 
along Jarosite Road - but almost never by birders looking for them!



"Edwin Vella" <> on Mon, 12 Aug 2002 18:47:43 +1000 wrote:
> I will be heading down to Melbourne this weekend before attending a work 
> conference the following Monday. I would certainly love to see again some 
> birds which I have seen before but do not see in Sydney. Would anybody know 
> of any places close to Melbourne or Geelong where I can see the following. I 
> have not arranged any pass to Werribee but if anybody is heading that way 
> over the weekend, could I tag along.
> Cape Barren Goose
> Black-faced Shag
> Blue-winged Parrots
> Orange-bellied Parrots
> Brolgas
> Rufous Bristlebirds
> Hooded Plover
> Banded Stilts
> Fairy Terns
> Any rarities at the moment?
> I will spend the Saturday night close to Geelong.
> Thanks in advance.
> Edwin Vella

Russell Woodford
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Sacred Heart College Geelong
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