Birdline Victoria Update - 9 April, 2004

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Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 09:03:51 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 160
For the week ending: 9 May, 2004

9 May
A flock of 40+ corellas just flew over East Bentleigh at 9 am, thanks Vin

6 May
There was a Bassian Thrush at Willsmere Billabong in Kew, thanks Sue Taylor.

4 May
12 Banded Lapwings in a paddock on the Werribee-Ballan Rd, 14km from
Werribee, thanks Dave Torr.

3 May
3 Swift Parrot’s were seen in Melton over the intersection of McKenzie and
Alexandra Streets, calling loudly as they headed in a north easterly
direction, thanks Micah Kawalek.

3 May
There were four Gang Gang Cockatoos (2 male, 2 female) flying in and out of
a couple of eucalypts in a park in Camberwell (the part that used to be
Burwood), eastern suburb of Melbourne. I haven't seen any gang gangs there
before. There are always numerous rainbow lorikeets in those trees and
occasional galahs, thanks Merrilyn Serong.

2 May
6 Banded Lapwings in paddock near Cowwar turnoff, west of Sale, thanks Noel

2 May
Many sightings of Banded Lapwings in the Pyramid Hill area in the last
month, after a long absence, including a flock of 68. Interestingly
coincides with the arrival of locusts, thanks Simon Starr.

2 May
A single Whistling Kite was seen over Brimbank Park, adjacent to the Old
Calder Highway and Keilor Park Drive intersection, thanks Micah Kawalek.

1 May
A Common Sandpiper was seen on the Barwon River at the end of Sheepwash Road
in Barwon Heads, thanks Peter Fuller.

30 April
A single Banded Lapwing was seen at dusk over Kurrajong Crescent Melton
South, calling loudly as it headed north, thanks Micah Kawalek.

29 April
There were 4 Orange-bellied Parrots at “The Spit”, Werribee Treatment Plant,
only one bird had an orange wash on the belly and a beautiful blue forehead
line and there was also an Australasian Bittern half way up the road to the
right of the sign. The Parrots were feeding to the left of the Spit sign,
thanks John & Sue O’Malley.

28 April
A single Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater seen in the vegetation along the Elwood
Foreshore on two separate occasions, 22 April and 28 April. It showed a
preference for the Drooping She-oaks and generally stayed clear of the Coast
Banksias, the domain of the Little Wattlebirds, which are very common to the
area, thanks Andrew McCutcheon.

28 April
There were a small flock of Zebra Finch’s were observed along the side of
Faulkners Road Mount Cottrell, 1.2km south of the Greigs Road intersection.

27 April
A single female Flame Robin at Point Ormond, Elwood, thanks Andrew

27 April
The highlight of a grey and damp morning at the Werribee Treatment Plant
were 4 Glossy Ibis (on Paradise Rd lagoon), thanks Dave Torr.

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