Wintering birds arrive in SE Melbourne

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Subject: Wintering birds arrive in SE Melbourne
From: "belles" <>
Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 08:47:49 +1000
We also get a lot of the Short tailed Shearwaters leaving our shores this
time of year. Most have already left now. These are the juveniles leaving as
the adult and older birds have left and these juveniles are last to leave on
their long journey and fly as far as Antarctica. We get a lot of them as
they are night flyers, they tend to fly towards street lights, car park
lights and get disorientated thats when they are found by members of the
public and phone us. We normally let them them rest for the rest of the
night and next day. On dusk we then take them down to the shore and release
them. They usually only take a few minutes when the waves come up and touch
their feet off they go. A dead one is odd this time of year.


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