Birdline Victoria Update - 14 September, 2003

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Birdline Victoria Update No. 131
For the week ending: 14 September, 2003


14 September
A Caspian Tern was seen flying along the upper reaches of Rutherford Inlet, Warneet [Melways 142 J10] - an unusual sighting in this area, thanks Robin Dzendins.
11 September
There were around 10 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos in Gardiners Creek Reserve in Burwood, thanks Greg Oakley.
10 September
A Little Eagle was seen soaring above West Brunswick, being harassed by half a dozen Little Ravens, thanks Alan Flack.
9 September
30 Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos Flying North-East over North Richmond, thanks Alan Clarke.
9 September
There was a large flock of 150-180 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos seen flying over the bare hills of Loch, approximately 16 km NW of Korumburra, thanks Aaron Organ.
9 September
A Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was seen feeding on the rocks and amongst the seagrass at Ricketts Point, Beaumaris (on either side of the Reserve Road drain), this might be the first City of Bayside record, thanks Michael Norris.
8 September
A group of approx 20 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos were seen in Faulkner Park, Melbourne (near the Alfred Hospital), thanks Euan Moore.
7 September
A Powerful Owl was seen at The Wannon Falls Reserve (about 10km west of Hamilton), roosting in a grove of dense Cedar Wattles, thanks Steve Clark.
7 September
6 Plumed Whistling-duck seen on a farm dam at Upotipotpon, north of Violet Town, thanks Deb Coulbourne and Julian Miles.
6 September
A Red-whiskered Bulbul was seen along Victoria Road in Northcote, thanks Michael Ramsey and Brendan Toll.
5 September
There was a European Greenfinch seen sitting on fenceline along the Orbost - Marlo Road near "Gilbert's Gulch".  An uncommon sighting for this area, thanks Len Axen.
4 September
Crescent Honeyeaters and Eastern Spinebills were the most abundant local species along Whiteside Road, Officer, this is in a particular area where the Atlas of Vic Wildlife has no Crescent Honeyeater records, and few if any Spinebills, thanks Lawrie Conole.
4 September
There was a  Rufous Bristlebird on walking track near Bird Rock, Jan Juc, thanks Hannie & Willem Groeneveld.
4 September
In East Gippsland there were 103 Royal Spoonbills at Port Albert, also 43 at Mann's Beach and 6 at McLaughlin's Beach, thanks Duncan Fraser.
4 September
There were 5 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers at Pelican Point, Tooradin, thanks Damien Cooney.
2 September
A sighting of a large congregation of around 400 Australasian Gannets were seen feeding in Port Phillip Bay, off Aspendale Beach, thanks Jacqui Sheppard.
Early September
There was a large flock of around 50 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos over Lara, thanks Don Greaves per Russell Woodford.


13 September
The Powerful Owl in Nelson Place Williamstown, has returned, or is still there, thanks Corinne Cross
10 September
The pair of Black Swans on Lake Tourourrong have 3 cygnets - couple of weeks old by now, thanks Anthea Fleming
Early September
The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos have continued to hang around the lower Darebin Creek corridor at Ivanhoe, numbering between 6 and 12 birds, thanks Anthea Fleming
5 September
There are still 20 Freckled Duck at Newlyn Reservoir - near Creswick, Vic. Also present were 2 Red-necked Stint (one with an orange leg tag - indicating it was tagged in Victoria), Musk and Blue-billed Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo and Long-billed Corella, thanks Tim Dolby
18 August
2 Regent Honeyeaters can still be seen in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, thanks Aaron Organ.

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