are a bit slow at this time of year, with few new sightings to post. The missed updates over summer have also,
I think, meant that some people who were reporting birds have stopped. So to them, Birdline is now back and
waiting for sightings of Hudwits, winter birds returning or anything else that
is rare or unusual. I hope that
people managed to get a few hours birding in over this long weekend and have
heaps of sightings to share with other birders.
A pair of Hooded Plovers with young were seen at the
back beach of Pt Roadknight along the fence line between the dunes and the beach
and a Rufous Bristlebird was seen on Old Coach
Rd, Moggs Creek, thanks Peter Fuller.
A Rufous Fantail was seen near Limeburners Lagoon, Corio
Bay, thanks Russel Woodford.
An immature Flame Robin was in a garden at Maffra, 2 - 3
months earlier than usual, perhaps as a result of the alpine fires, thanks
One, possibly two Square-tailed Kites 7km north of
Violet Town on the Violet Town/Nalinga Road heading west on patrolling over the
roadside Red Gums thanks Debbie Colbourne and Julian Miles.
A now disputed Broad-billed Sandpiper and both
Greater and Lesser Sand Plover were seen on a
BayBOCA outing to Mud Island in Port Phillip Bay.
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.
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
Highlights of a trip to Werribee Sewage Plant included 4
Blue-winged Parrots on the road leading to Kirk Point beside
Lake Borrie South and another at The Spit, with a Little Egret,
Freckled Duck still at Paradise Road and in the lake between
Lake Borrie South and Beach Road and a Common Tern at Kirk
Point, thanks Tania Ireton.
A Wedge-tailed Eagle was seen north west of Essendon
Airport, thanks Bruce McGregor.
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
A Square-tailed Kite was seen 50 metres upstream of the
Brodribb River and Cabbage Tree Creek junction, thanks Len Axen.
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