Yellow Wagtail (Vict.)

Subject: Yellow Wagtail (Vict.)
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 09:53:11 +1000

Just passing on an observation reported to me by long-standing birdo Fred T. H. Smith of Kew in Melbourne.

On 27 August 2005 a birding friend of Fred's (Fred Anderson) recorded a Yellow Wagtail at the Broadford Sewage ponds which are adjacent to the Hume Freeway north of Melbourne.  The sewage ponds are just north of the town and require permission to access I believe.

The Atlas of Victorian Wildlife currently has no records of the species for Victoria so this may be a first sighting of the species.

cheers, Martin

Martin O'Brien
Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St. (PO Box 500), East Melbourne  3002

Tel: 9637 9869
(prefixes: Interstate 03 International 613)

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