There was a female White-winged Triller in the
western block of the You Yangs Regional Park and a Singing
Bushlark at Peak School Rd, near the You Yangs Regional Park, thanks
2 pairs of White-winged Trillers were seen at the
T-section lagoons, Western Treatment Plant and a pair of Brolga
with a large chick - Point Wilson Rd (the usual location), thanks Richard
A Sacred Kingfisher was seen at Westgate Park,
Fisherman's Bend, thanks Richard Nowotny.
An Azure Kingfisher was seen at Chelsworth Park,
Ivanhoe, hunting in a small lake to the south of the car park - to the left of
the cricket field, thanks Tim Dolby.
There were 2 Olive Backed Orioles seen at Banyule
Flats, thanks James Bailey.
A white phase Grey Goshawk was seen twice being
pursued by Magpies over Pakenham Road, Cockatoo, thanks Noel Billing.
On Linsday Island (Murray Sunset Nat. Park) there were 2
pairs of Banded Lapwing, both with young and on the border of
Linsday Island and Ned's Corner two Western Gerygones were seen, thanks Doug
A flock of at least 50 Regent Parrots was
observed, along with a pair of Pink Cockatoos, near the
Casuarina Camp Ground in Wyperfield National Park by Keith Stockwell, and 16
other members of the Victorian National Parks Association, GPS reading was 35 27
20 S and 141 59 39 E.
Late September/ Early October
Recent sightings at Banyule Flats, including the return of some
summer migrants include:
Powerful Owl, on several days in
Sep and on 7 Oct; White-winged Triller, 1 Oct; Pallid
Cuckoo; Rufous Whistler, 20 Sep;
Dusky Woodswallow, 20 Sep; 1 Tree Martin, with
Fairy Martins 25 Sep; Sacred
Kingfisher, 1 Oct; Latham's Snipe from 4 Oct
and 3 pairs of Black-winged Stilt, 11 Oct, thanks Richard Loyn
and Lynne Easton.
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