Birdline Victoria Update - 16 February, 2003

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Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 10:28:57 +1100
Birdline Victoria Update No. 106
For the week ending: 16 February, 2003

Finally, Birdline is back up and running. I sincerely apologise to all the Birdline fans who have been suffering without any updates for 6 weeks.  The Christmas break and problems with changing over my computer have been the cause of the problem.  Perhaps it was penance for the lack of updates, that I dipped on the Little Bittern at Bundoora on Friday.  Anyway, Birdline is now back and will be updated daily.  My thanks go to those people who persevered with sending reports in to me.

9 February

There were 8 Spiny Cheeked Honeyeaters were seen at the Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, thanks Peter Fuller


7 February

Long-billed Corellas were heard at around 10 pm in Preston, near the intersection of High and Gower Street, thanks Leonie Greiner


6 February

4 Black Kites were seen over the Castlemaine tip, thanks John Alexander.


3-9 February

A single Kelp Gull on rocks at Separation Creek, near Wye River, on the Great Ocean Road, thanks Tim Dolby


2 February

Highlights of the Port Fairy Pelagic in February include 1 Northern Giant Petrel, 5 White-headed Petrels, 5 Gould's Petrels, 6 White-chinned Petrels, 5 Grey-backed Storm-petrels and 4 Long-tailed Jaegers, thanks Mike Carter


1 February

There were 2 adult Brolgas and one very small chick at the end of Station Road, Moolap on Reedy Lagoon, thanks John Moverly.


1 February

A male Pied Honeyeater was seen at Hattah National Park, thanks Simon Starr.


1 February

A group of 6 to 8 Ground Cuckoo-shrikes seen feeding in open area of low saltbushes near mallee trees, near Koorlong gliding club, southwest of Mildura, thanks Simon Starr.


Early February

Banded Lapwings were in a paddock beside the Muckleford, Yapeen road, about 18 birds comprising chicks and immature birds


Early February

A number of Black Honeyeaters have been at the Campbelltown cemetery for a few weeks and also sighted at the Castlemaine Golf Course, thanks John Alexander.


Late January

There have been reports of Freckled Duck at Balbirooroo wetland, Balnarring Primary School, Balnarring, thanks Val Ford.


31 January

A possible California Quail, perhaps an aviary escapee was seen at Braeside Park, thanks Chris Wright.


29 January

There were four Tree Martins and one Fairy Martin at the lake on the south side of Elsternwick Park, thanks Michael Norris


28 January

Surveys conducted on the Quarry Hills range between Epping and Mernda on Melbourne's northern edge recorded highlights such as such as Barking Owl, Speckled Warbler and Southern Whiteface, thanks Lawrie Conole.


26 January

A Black Kite was seen flying low over the Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road, Coimadai. 600 metres east of intersection with Bacchus Marsh-Gisborne Road, thanks Micah Kawalek.


22 January

A Spotted Harrier was seen at Hopkins Road, Truganina. 300 metres north of Boral Deer Park Quarry entrance, thanks Micah Kawalek.


2 February

The Grey-tailed Tattler had returned to the boat ramp at Queenscliff, thanks John Moverly


1 February

The Little Bitterns were still at the Moonstone Walk wetlands on the 1st, thanks Paul Peake

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