Birdline Victoria Update - 1 August 2004

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Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 08:17:59 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 170
For the week ending: 1 August 2004

1 August
2 Shy Albatross were seen off Point Addis after 5 minutes of sea watching
and 3 Rufous Bristlebirds in the carpark, thanks Vin Lam.

1 August
There was a Little Eagle amongst several Swamp Harriers at Moolap as well 3
Australian Bitterns and 2 Little Eagles at Drysdale, thanks Vin Lam.

30 July
There were Horsfield's Cuckoos, (2 birds) in full view calling from the top
on salt bushes at The Spit Nature Reserve, Western Treatment plant, late
morning. The birds continued to call for some time. 10 Curlew Sandpipers
were present at the Austin Road ponds, one was in breeding Plumage, also at
same pond were 150 Red necked Stints, thanks Wendy Dunn.

28 July
A pair of Diamond Firetails were seen building a nest in mistletoe growing
on a Yellow Box on Ryans Lane in Toolern Vale, 100 metres south of the
intersection with the Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road, thanks Micah Kawalek.

28 July
There were at least two Scaly Breasted Lorikeets in a flowering gum on the
edge of the Leopold primary school yard, thanks Peter Fuller.

27th July
At Rickett's Point, Beaumaris there were 3 White-fronted Terns- 2 immature
and 1 of an unidentified age, thanks Steve Davidson.

27 July
There were two White Morph Grey Goshawks at Zillah Crawour Reserve, heading
towards Buckley's Falls, thanks Peter Fuller.

25 July
A Common Greenshank and Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater were the highlights of the
monthly, curtailed, survey at the Eastern Treatment Plant, thanks Mike

24 July
There were three immature Orange-bellied Parrots at WTP at around 4.30pm
feeding on the track near the "Freckled Duck rock" on Lake Borrie they
eventually flew off with two heading in the direction of the Avalon airport
and the other lost from view, thanks Clive Garland.

24 July
At Jack Smith Lake there were 50 Blue-winged Parrots, thanks Duncan Fraser.

22 July
2 immature White-fronted Terns at Ricketts Point in South-east Melbourne,
thanks Michael Norris.

21 July
There was a pair of Australian Shovelers on the island towards the north of
the Freshwater lake at Westgate park today at lunchtime, thanks Vin Lam.

20 July
A single Great crested Grebe was seen on Lake Eildon, on the left hand side
of the causeway entering Eildon township, thanks Micah Kawalek.

20 July
There were 23 Kelp Gulls on the sand at the base of the Rye Pier, thanks
Mike Carter.

19 July
There was a single Wandering Albatross sitting on the water off Airey’s
Inlet, thanks John & Sue O’Malley.

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