Victoria Update No. 138|
For the week ending: 23 November,
A male Scarlet Honeyeater was seen in Northcote
feeding in a flowering Lemon-scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora), thanks Lawrie
7 Budgerigars were seen
near Pyramid Hill, which is the second sighting this spring, thanks Simon
5 Black-tailed Native-hens
along Port Fairy Road a few km south of Hamilton, last seen in the district in
early Jan 2003, thanks Steve Clark
Small numbers of
Little Lorikeet’s were observed over Kurrajong Crescent, Melton
thanks Micah Kawalek
Thornbills sighted feeding with Yellow-rumped
Thornbills at the Lismore Cemetery Victoria and 2 Gull-billed
Terns and 15 to 20 Great Crested Grebes at Lake
Tooliarook, sighted by Bob and Russell Hughes.
unusual sighting at Ruffey lake in Doncaster over the past week, as reported on
B-A, is a single Black-tailed Native -hen, thanks John
4 Hooded Dotterels at mouth
of Fitzroy River and 2 at mouth of Eumeralla River, thanks Peter
There were Baillon's Crake,
White-winged Triller and White-necked Heron at
Banyule Flats, thanks Greg Oakley.
Budgerigars seen at Woodvale (just north of Bendigo), thanks
(one female) at Newport Lakes Reserve, Mason Street, Newport. Also,
Little Grassbird heard calling, thanks Chris
An early record of 60 White-throated
Needletails over Duck Point near Yanakie (Wilson's Promontory) in the
warm weather, thanks Richard Loyn.
There were 4
Pacific Golden Plovers at Foster's swamp (nearly dry) near
Kerang and c.3000 Avocets and Stilts at Lake
Meran as well as 3 Grey-crowned Babblers just west of Lake
Leaghur, thanks Simon Starr
Budgerigars were seen at Violet Town, thanks Barry
There were 9 Budgerigars
seen along Wenkes Rd in Chiltern, thanks Michael Ramsey.
A Cicadabird was heard calling in cool temperate
rainforest at Martin's Creek Scenic Reserve south of Goongerah on the Bonang
Road, thanks Jenny Edwards per Len Axen.
Crested Pigeon was seen quietly feeding on a suburban nature
strip in Marlo (3 weeks to a month earlier than recordings in previous years),
thanks Len Axen.
There were small numbers of
White-browed Woodswallow’s were observed over Bush’s Paddock on
Mount Cottrell Road, Mount Cottrell, thanks Micah Kawalek.
In the Rupanyup area a loose flock of 30+ Australian
Pratincoles gathered on a fallow paddock on the 7/11/03 and by the
14/11/03 they had formed pairs and were showing signs of breeding, thanks Ian
There were 2 Tawny
Frogmouths in Tarnook Crt, Dingley, thanks Rob
have been Sighted at Ash Saddle (Tulloch Ard Road), Ellery Saddle and Martin's
Creek Scenic Reserve (Bonang Road) during a tour of East Gippsland, thanks Joy
Johnstone per Len Axen.
Cockatiel seen on a number of occasions during the last week in
coastal woodland at Marlo. Most likely an aviary escape, thanks Len
A Crested Shrike-tit was seen
at Brimbank Park, thanks Michael Williams.
White-winged Trillers at Yarra Flats Park Heidelberg, thanks
Highlights of a Port Fairy Pelagic
included 2 White-chinned Petrel, a Black-bellied
Storm-petrel and 2 Arctic Terns (as well as a pod of
Sei Whales), thanks Mike Carter.
Crimson Chats and White-winged Trillers at
Goshen, thanks Russell Woodford.
A few more
interesting sightings from the Western Treatment Plant including 30
Glossy Ibis at the T-section lagoons, a Rufous
Songlark, 2 White-winged Triller and a Singing
Bushlark along Point Wilson Rd, thanks Richard Nowotny.
3 King Parrots were at Banyule Flats in wattle
trees not far from the Plenty River Bridge, thanks Alan Clarke.
There was an Azure Kingfisher and several
White-winged Trillers seen at Geelong Grammar, thanks Don
At Bannockburn Golf Course there were a pair
of Tawny Frogmouth with young, a Shining Bronze
Cuckoo, and a White Bellied Cuckoo-Shrike, thanks Ian
There were 2 Pink-eared
Ducks on the Moonee Ponds Creek standing on the rocky bank about 300
metres from the confluence with the Yarra, thanks Alan Flack.
There was Baillon's Crake and Rufous
Songlark at Banyule Flats Reserve, Heidelberg, thanks Tim
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