Birdline Victoria Update No. 103|
For the week ending: 15 December, 2002
A Song Thrush and a Brown
Gerygone were seen at Narracan, about 20km South of Moe, in Sth
Gippsland., thanks Michael Mules.
Dove was seen in the Long Forest (east of Bacchus Marsh) at the bottom
of the Bermagui track, thanks Marilyn Hewish.
Wood Sandpiper was seen as well as 8+ Australasian
Bitterns, dozens of Spotted Crakes, a few
Baillon's Crakes and a Lewin's Rail at Hird's
Swamp near Cohuna, thanks Simon Starr
Banded Stilt was seen in the freshwater lake at Westgate Park,
Melbourne, thanks Richard Nowotny.
On a trip to the
Western Treatment Plant there were 4 Cape Barren Geese, I
Black Kite, 1 Stubble Quail and 2
Brown Songlark, thanks Tania Ireton.
A Powerful Owl was seen, with
prey, at Fairy Dell, near Bruthen, thanks Duncan Fraser.
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.
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.
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