Yan Yean Reservoir Park

Subject: Yan Yean Reservoir Park
From: "Michael Ramsey" <>
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 11:56:00 +1000
Hi all,
I have just spent a very enjoyable morning at Yan Yean Reservoir Park, 35 km North-East of Melbourne. The number of waterbirds, especially Eurasian Coots was amazing. Roughly counting there would have been close to 2000 Coots on the Reservoir. Other interesting sightings included a flock of 12 Blue-billed Ducks, many Muck Ducks and up to 20 Great Crested Grebes. In the forest and shrubbery around the reservoir mixed species flocks of Brown Thornbill, White-browed Scrubwren, Superb Fairy-wren and Spotted and Straited pardalotes were seen. Gang-gang Cockatoos were also spotted feeding on Sugar Gum nuts. Overall a very enjoyable morning in a very diverse spot, so close to Melbourne.
Michael Ramsey, Whittlesea
Birdlist 68 species.
Blue-billed Duck
Musk Duck
Black Swan
Black Duck
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Australasian Shoveler
Great Crested Grebe
Australasian Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe
Great Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Comrorant
Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
Nankeen Night Heron
Little Eagle
Eurasian Coot
Purple Swamphen
Masked Lapwing
Black-fronted Plover
Silver Gull
Rock Dove
Spotted Turtle-dove
Crested Pigeon
Common Bronzewing
Gang-gang Cockatoo
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Musk Lorikeet
Eastern Rosella
Crimson Rosella
Red-rumped Parrot
Laughing Kookaburra
Superb Fairy-wren
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
White-browed Scrubwren
Brown Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Little Wattlebird
Red Wattlebird
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Eastern Spinebill
White-fronted Chat
Golden Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush
Willie Wagtail
Grey Fantail
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Grey Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Little Raven
Australian Raven
White-winged Chough
European Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin
Common Blackbird
Common Starling
Common Myna

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