SE Melbourne birds - again !

Subject: SE Melbourne birds - again !
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 00:58:48 +1000
Hi Michael
A Buff-banded Rail has been seen on occasions at Monash Uni Clayton in
recent months. I have also been surprised by the large number of Musk
Lorikeets generally in the area between Burwood and Clayton.  There are
a few White-plumed Honeyeaters about, but not as many as in past years I
agree.  I never see GSTs in this area. We have had a couple of Eastern
Spinebills in our Burwood garden for some months and they seem to be
staying longer this year than previously. I expected them to leave
before this and am very glad to have them still around.  Beautiful birds
they are.


> A Buff-banded Rail was on the Elsternwick Golf Course on 8
> August, perhaps the bird seen nearby from 31 March.  That
> day there was also a Black-tailed Native-hen at the larger
> lake in the south of Elsternwick Park.
> While I was away (on 22/7) Ian Parsons saw 2 Pink-eared Duck
> at that lake. Unfortunately he did not have his cameras with
> him - he's videoed most of our recent rarities including the
> Singing Honeyeater, most recently recorded near Sandringham
> Harbour on 31/7.  The Great Crested Grebe was last seen
> there on 2/8.
> Musk Lorikeets are unusually numerous and widespread for
> August. In contrast White-plumed Honeyeater numbers seem low
> and there has been only ONE record of Grey Shrike-thrush.
> Are the last two species relatively scarce throughout the
> Melbourne area this year?
> Michael Norris

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