Birdline Victoria Update No. 102|
week ending: 8 December, 2002
A male Scarlet Honeyeater foraging in canopy of
tall eucalypt, one female within 20m of male foraging in Blackwood, Marysville,
Michaeldene walking track, about 500m from Marysville end of track, thanks
Richard and Margaret Alcorn, Doug Tippett.
Up to a
dozen Orange Chats regularly present around NW side of Hirds
Swamp near Cohuna, thanks Simon Starr.
White-headed Pigeon quietly feeding in the front garden of a
holiday home some 200 metres from the Snowy River estuary in Willis Avenue,
Marlo, thanks Len Axen.
Bulbul was seen in a park in Greenmeadows Gardens, St Kilda - the North
Eastern corner,in the block bounded by Balaclava, Hotham and Orrong roads
(Melway 58 G12), thanks Greg Oakley.
winds on Wednesday 2 Hooded Plovers, with chicks and 23
Little Terns were still on the eastern side of the Snowy River
in Marlo, thanks Danny Skipp
A male Black
Honeyeater and 3 male and 1 female Pied Honeyeaters
were seen 200 m north of the picnic rotunda, moving between eucalypts and
wattles, Cussen Park, Tatura, VicRoads Directory, Map 270, Grid F/G3. Both
species previously sighted 1/12/02 by Ellen O'Reilly & Don Roberts, and on
2/12/02 by Betty Thornton, thanks Bill Ramsey.
male and female Little Bittern were seen flying, after being
disturbed from the edge of a small wetland, 30km North East of Bairnsdale at
Waterholes Guest House, thanks Rohan Bilney.
White-headed Pigeon was seen in Narracan (about 20km S. of Moe)
in the foothills of the Strzeleckis, South Gippsland, thanks Michael
A flock of 20 Topknot Pigeons
seen flying over Nicholson River from the Waterholes Guest House, 30km North
East of Bairnsdale, 10km south of Deptford, thanks Rohan & Roger
A Baillon's Crake was seen
at Station Waters wetlands adjacent to Kororoit Creek in the Cairnlea Estate,
Deer Park, thanks Sally Koehler.
Crake was seen at Albert Park Lake in front of the island in the Golf
course side of the park, thanks Alex Farias.
Australasian Bittern was seen at the Hallam wetlands, thanks
While no Yellow
Wagtail was seen a Little Bittern was clearly heard,
but not seen, about 50 metres east of the Wagtail area a the Heatherton Road
Wetlands in Dandenong, thanks Tom Fletcher.
27th there were 5 Red-necked Avocets and 8 on 29th at the
Edithvale Wetlands, in front of the bird hide, thanks Paul
2 immature (female?) and 1 male
Southern Emu-wrens were in a patch of dense heath scrub and
there were many Blue-wings Parrots around at Carlisle State
Park, Gellibrand, thanks Ian Davies.
One male and one female Pied Honeyeater along with now upwards
of 40 Black Honeyeaters at Mologa railway reserve West of
Terrick Terrick NP on the 7th, thanks Simon Starr
Scarlet-chested Parrots and Grey Falcons
reported from the Murrayville area were not seen again on the weekend of the
23rd, thanks Paul Peake
The Red-whiskered Bulbuls
were again seen at Wilson Reserve in Ivanhoe on the 21st, behind the cricket
pitches, thanks John Harris.
The Terek Sandpiper
could not be found at Stockyard Point on the 14th, however the Whiskered
Terns were present as well as 27 Red-necked Avocets,
thanks Robbie Brown.
There are now 15 White-headed
Pigeons resident in Jarrahmond in eastern Victoria
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