sec: unclas Western Treatment Plant on a wet morning

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Subject: sec: unclas Western Treatment Plant on a wet morning
From: "Tania Ireton" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 15:37:57 +1000
I took a couple of American visitors to the Western Treatment Plant,
Werribee, this morning (Friday 23 April) for a quick visit of three and
a half hours, covering Paradise Road, Lake Borrie, the conservation area
and the borrow pits.  It rained virtually all the time but we were very
comfortable birding from the car.  We managed a total of 63 species with
the highlights being a Peregrine Falcon at Paradise Road ponds, a single
Blue-winged Parrot flushed from the road along the beach and possibly
the same individual perched in a tree at the conservation area, an
Arctic Jaeger flying over the lagoons near the beach and a Lewin's Rail
on the track on the south side of the conservation area.  Full list



Blue-billed Duck            
Musk Duck                   
Freckled Duck               
Black Swan                 
Cape Barren Goose         
Australian Shelduck        
Australian Wood Duck        
Pacific Black Duck          
Australasian Shoveler      
Grey Teal                   
Chestnut Teal               
Pink-eared Duck             
Hoary-headed Grebe       
Little Pied Cormorant    
Pied Cormorant           
Little Black Cormorant   
Great Cormorant          
Australian Pelican       
White-faced Heron           
Great Egret               
Cattle Egret              
Australian White Ibis       
Straw-necked Ibis           
Royal Spoonbill              
Yellow-billed Spoonbill      
Black-shouldered Kite       
Swamp Harrier               
Brown Falcon              
Peregrine Falcon          
Lewin's Rail               
Purple Swamphen              
Dusky Moorhen                
Black-tailed Native-hen      
Eurasian Coot            
Common Greenshank        
Red-necked Stint             
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper       
Curlew Sandpiper         
Pied Oystercatcher           
Black-winged Stilt         
Red-necked Avocet       
Masked Lapwing           
Arctic Jaeger               
Pacific Gull             
Silver Gull              
Crested Tern                
White-winged Black Tern     
Blue-winged Parrot       
Superb Fairy-wren         
Yellow-rumped Thornbill     
White-fronted Chat          
Flame Robin                
Willie Wagtail             
Australian Magpie            
Little Raven               
House Sparrow            
Welcome Swallow              
Fairy Martin                 
Golden-headed Cisticola  
Common Starling          

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