Birdline Victoria Update - 27 July 2003

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Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 11:20:08 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 125
For the week ending: 27 July 2003


27 July

There was a Barn Owl in the bird-hide at the Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, thanks Jacqui Sheppard.


26 July

There was a male Rose Robin in the trees along the walking path on the eastern side of the Barwon River at the Queens Park Rd end of Zillah Crawcour Park (Melways map 227, E2, thanks Richard Nowotny.


26 July

There was an exceptionally large flock of 23 Flame Robins, with a single Pink Robin in the middle of them near Geelong Grammar School, at the northern end of Biddlecombe Avenue, a few hundred metres from the Corio Tip, thanks Don Greaves per Russell Woodford.


22 July

There were 2 Brolgas in a paddock close to the Willowmavin/Kilmore Rd at Willowmavin. They were tossing clods of dirt around, thanks Jenni Staniforth.


21 July

A returning Fan-tailed Cuckoo was seen and heard at the golf course at Point Lonsdale, thanks Ron Corinaldi.


21 July

A pair of Brolgas were seen at the Austin Road Lagoons in the Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Thanks Peter Fuller.


20 July

At 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.


19 July

There were a pair of Australasian Shovelers at Westgate Park, thanks Michael Veitch. 


19 July

While driving along Walhalla - Rawson Rd there was a female Spotted Quail-thrush  crossing the road, a Wonga Pigeon and Bassian Thrush, thanks Giles Daubeney.


19 July

There was a "brown" Pink Robin at Long Forest near Melton, thanks Sean Dooley.


19 July

A pair of Flame Robins hawking in the reserve abutting the north side of the Eastern Fwy, west of Middleborough Road, thanks Trevor Kerr.


15 July

1 silent male White-winged Triller seen on farm west of Pyramid Hill, thanks Simon Starr.


14 July

In an 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.


13 July

A Black Kite feeding with 3 Whistling Kites at the Austin Road Ponds at the Austin Road Ponds, Western Treatment Plant, thanks Paul Hackett.


13 July

There 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.


13 July

There 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 Richard Walsh.


12 July

A male and female Flame Robin was seen at the Coolart Estate, Merricks, on the fence adjacent to the grazing paddocks, thanks Tony Trood.

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