Birdline Victoria Update - 23 Febraury, 2003

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Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 19:10:24 +1100
Birdline Victoria Update No. 107
For the week ending: 23 February, 2003

I, and 34 other members of BayBOCA spent Sunday at Mud Island in Port Phillip Bay on BayBOCA outing lead by Tania Ireton.  We all had a great day and saw some fantastic birds including a Broad-billed Sandpiper and both species of Sand Plover, along with 39 other birds.  Other good birds included two species of Plover and Godwit and fleeting views of White-faced Storm-petrel.  I also got the opportunity to sort out Fairy and Little Terns once and for all.  A full report will no doubt follow, but thanks to those involved in organsisng a great trip to little gem in the middle of the bay.


23 February

There were 2 Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters sitting on exposed branches at Pt Edwards Reserve, St Leonards. Viewed from the new board walk near the threatened Species sign, thanks Peter Fuller.


23 February

A pair of Pied Honeyeaters seen feeding in flowering mistletoe on a Red Box (Eucalyptus polyanthemos) along with Painted Honeyeater and six other honeyeater species. Local observers have reported both these species as well as several Black Honeyeaters approximately 1.5km north of Chiltern township, thanks Sean Dooley.


19 February

There were lots of Latham's Snipe and Red-kneed Dotterels feeding out in the open in the daytime, on the mud flats at Lake Guyatt, Sale, thanks Duncan Fraser .


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, thanks John Alexander.


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.


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