Having just read your 'Recent
observations' piece I thought what a what a great way to pass on
observations that are not unusual but of general interest. I, and probably
many others, have a non-birding partner and need someone to 'talk to'.
>On both Saturday and Sunday mornings there were
flocks of fifty-sixty Corellas, mostly Long-billed as far as I could see,
foraging on the eastern batter of the Monash Freeway immediately north of the
Princes Highway overpass, 3-4 km east of Dandenong. On the Sunday they
were present at about 8:30 but gone by 9:15 am.
When we were driving back to Melbourne, at about
4.30pm Sunday [6/4], there were numerous corellas at the site mentioned above -
wasn't able to tell what species.
Whilst getting ready for a pack carry at the Mt St
Gwinear car park, Baw Baw National Park, Vic, on 5/4 - male Flame Robins
everywhere and a lovely view of a Superb Lyrebird crossing the road on the
way up. Whilst the flame robins were expected it was great to see them and
whilst walking in the park many more were seen.
The Briars Historical Park, Mt Martha, Mornington
Peninsula, Vic . Always a great place for birding however on March 31 the place
seemed to be 'overflowing' with birds. Nearly all the expected bush birds
were seen and nearly every second tree seemed to contain Spotted
Pardalotes. I have never seen so many at one time. Were they