Lake Victoria, Point Lonsdale there were 5 Hooded Plovers, 2 of
which were juveniles, an Australian Spotted Crake and a
Buff-banded Rail, thanks Ron Corinaldi.
were a pair of Australasian Shovelers at Westgate Park, thanks
driving along along Walhalla - Rawson Rd there was a female Spotted
Quail-thrush crossing the road, a Wonga Pigeon
and Bassian Thrush, thanks Giles Daubeney.
was a "brown" Pink Robin at Long Forest near Melton, thanks
of Flame Robins hawking in the reserve abutting the north side
of the Eastern Fwy, west of Middleborough Road, thanks Trevor Kerr.
silent male White-winged Triller seen on farm west of Pyramid
Hill, thanks Simon Starr.
open gully south of Licola at 207 metres altitude, a mixed flock of mainly
Flame, plus Scarlet Robins, numbering around
100 birds, also numerous Jacky Winters, and three
Diamond Firetails. Duncan Fraser
Black Kite feeding with 3 Whistling Kites at
the Austin Road Ponds at the Austin Road Ponds, Western Treatment Plant, thanks
were a pair of Purple-crowned Lorikeets feeding in an
introduced deciduous birch type tree in the gardens of the Glenrowan roadside
stop on the Hume Freeway, thanks Sean Dooley.
was a Spotted Harrier in Braeside Park that was actively
hunting over the now dry wetlands on the Governor Road end of the park, thanks
and female Flame Robin was seen at the Coolart Estate,
Merricks, on the fence adjacent to the grazing paddocks, thanks Tony
Barn Owl was seen at the Western Treatment Plant. It fell off
his branch as we were observing it, appeared close to death and died on the way
to the vet, thanks Paul Hackett.
Pied Currawong was seen very close to the city flying across
the intersection of St Kilda Road and Moubray Street, the same intersection that
has the Royal Victoria Institute for the Blind on the corner, thanks Tania
are at least two, maybe three Scarlet Honeyeaters outside the
Whispering Gums Motel, in Newstead, thanks Sean Dooley & John
Regent Honeyeater outside the Whispering Gums Motel, in
Newstead is no longer there, however there are at least two, maybe three
Scarlet Honeyeaters, thanks Peter Fuller.
Owl in Williamstown was not seen on the 5th. From downtown Williamstown
drive south along the Strand and turn left (east) into Nelson Place, heading
towards the Bay. The elm/s in
question are on the left (northern) side of Nelson Place just beyond Ann St, out
the front of Nelson House (the offices of Tenix), thanks Richard
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