Birdline Victoria Update - 25 August, 2002

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Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 25 August, 2002
From: "Stuart Cooney" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 18:01:14 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 88
For the week ending: 25 August, 2002

Birdline is back!  After a few weeks off birding around SA, NSW, Queensland and Victoria, Birdline has returned just in time for spring.  With more and more people visiting the website, and using the telephone service, let's make sure that the whole Victorian birding community gets to hear about and see those unusual sightings.  Help yourself and other birders by reporting any sightings so that I can update the site and let people know where to go now that the sun is shining that little bit brighter.

26 August

A Noisy Friarbird has been seen between Carpenters and St Andrews Streets in Brighton, where there are about six eucalypts, Melways 67 D/E11, thanks Michael Norris


25 August

A pair of Blue-billed Ducks were seen on the Merri Creek near Lower Heidelberg Road, thanks Jocelyn Priest.


18 August

15-20 Diamond Firetails and 5 Zebra Finches were seen along Sandy Creek Road (north of the You Yangs, adjacent to the Ford Proving Ground), thanks Aaron Organ.


18 August

2 Swift Parrots were seen near the Point Wilson Road turn off the Princess Freeway and a non-breeding White-winged Black-tern was seen at the mouth of the Little River in the Werribee Sewage Plant, thanks Edwin Vella.


17 August

A Latham's Snipe was seen at Point Cook Coastal Park, along with 9 Brown Quail, Singing Honeyeaters and a Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, thanks Edwin Vella.


12 August

A Peregrine Falcon and a Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater were seen close to Melbourne at the Yarra end of Williamstown Rd in the wasteland along the riverbank, thanks Richard Nowotny


8 August

A Buff-banded Rail was on the Elsternwick Golf Course and there was also a Black-tailed Native-hen at the larger lake in the south of Elsternwick Park, thanks Michael Norris


2 August

A Great-crested Grebe was seen near Sandringham Harbour, thanks Michael Norris


31 July

Singing Honeyeaters were most recently recorded near Sandringham Harbour, thanks Michael Norris


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.


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 Red-whiskered Bulbul was again seen at Chelsworth Park on the 25th of August, Ivanhoe, thanks P Baitz

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