Bird records from the MCMC Fauna Book

To: "Birdline Victoria" <>, <>
Subject: Bird records from the MCMC Fauna Book
From: "wendy" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 18:44:07 +1000
Hi Stuart,
While significant records from this list are sent to 'The Atlas' etc Brian and I thought you may appreciate this info. from the Merri Creek Management Committees 'Fauna Book" in which staff record their sightings. We felt it is a valuable way to share the information.

Would you be interested in records from previous months?
They do see things apart from YTBCs!!

Wendy Moore
(Friends of MC volunteer)
1/8/03 - 3 YTBC feeding in old wattles across creek from CERES (Blyth St, E Brunswick). They hung around most of the day before heading downstream. Possibly juveniles (Deb Lawson)
3/8/03 - 4 YTB Cockatoos opposite Wales Quarry Lookout, Merri Park, amongst Acacias and Eucalypts (Brian Bainbridge)
4/8/03 - at least 3 YTBC flying downstream. Then perched in trees in Merri Park, possibly on the island (Brian Bainbridge)
15/8/03 - 3 YTBC flying south over Tate Reserve, Preston (Deb Lawson)
18/8/03 - 1 Little Eagle being harassed by magpie, also Brown Falcon, Merri Creek, Rushwood Drive, Campbellfield (Deb Lawson)
25/8/03 - At least 2 fantail cuckoos calling throughout the day from far (e-side = Craigieburn Grassland Reserve) side of the creek - Merri Creek, Rushwood Drive, Campbellfield  - very persistant (Brian Bainbridge/Mel Elton)
25/8/03 (~5.30pm) - 4 YTBC feeding ~30m north of Harding St Footbridge, Merri Ck Path, Coburg, 2 in Radiata Pines next to the Market Garden, 2 in a senescent Green Wattle ("Early" Black Wattle - a NSW sp). These were within a few meters of the path, just above head height. ( Brian Bainbridge)
(Path V heavily used by walkers, dog walkers and cyclists incl. commuters!, wm)
29/8/03 - 2 YTBCockatoos sitting in eucalypt south of Caravan Park, N Coburg (Edgars Ck)
    - also heard Crested Shrike-tit all day (Deb Lawson/Megan Jericho)

1/7/03 - 1 mature female goshawk sitting in euc. being harassed by ravens, honeyeaters etc, Thomson Reserve, Pascoe Vale (Deb Lawson)
1/7/03 - 5 Crested Pigeons feeding near and among Atriplex and Wallaby Grass at base of wetland, Merri Park Wetland, Northcote (Brian/Jerome/Tamara)
1/7/03 - 1 YTBC calling from black/silver wattle on far side of creek, Hall Reserve Remnant, Clifton Hill (Brian Bainbridge)
1/7/03 - 3-4 Yellow thornbills feeding in Silver Wattles, Hall Reserve Remnant, Clifton Hill (Brian Bainbridge)
2/7/03 - 1 Great Egret standing instream. Broadhurst Reservoir.....etc...
I ran out of time and did not finish typing out the July records, but thought I should send it on without,
wendy moore 
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