Rare birds in Victoria

Subject: Rare birds in Victoria
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 19:20:37 -0000
BEACH STONE-CURLEW. When Bill Ramsay and other BOCA members visited Wingan Inlet on 3 January 2003 they were told that there was a Beach Stone-curlew present. They also saw the bird. It was still present on 10 Jan. It frequents the sand spit on the western side of the entrance, the inlet shores and sand bars exposed at low tide. There are less than a handful of previous records for this state.
OSPREY. While twitching the above I saw an Osprey perched on a tree within 10 m of the Stone-curlew.
FIGBIRD. On 1 December 2002, Bob Semmens of Mallacoota saw a female Figbird there. Next day it was joined by a male but neither have been seen since. I know of only one previous record for this state.
Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza    VIC     3930
Ph:  (03) 9787 7136
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