Bird hides

To: Ross Macfarlane <>
Subject: Bird hides
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 05:14:02 +1100
I think you probably mean Edithvale, Ross. Braeside is a park in the same area 
of Melbourne.

Edithvale hide was an even better hide, two storeys high. I can't remember what 
the problem was, maybe sinking foundations?

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On 04/02/2013, at 5:07 AM, "Ross Macfarlane" <> wrote:

> Past tense I'm afraid. The bird hide at Braeside Park SE of Melbourne was an 
> excellent hide from which to watch birds. It's been closed down by Melbourne 
> Water about 2 years ago for safety reasons, and there is a continuing 
> wrangle over if and when it will be rebuilt.
> A limited service is available once a month from the display centre, but it 
> is much further from the best viewing spots than the bird hide.
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Mike Carter
> Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 6:11 PM
> To: Michael Wood ;  ; 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Bird hides
> The bird hide at Braeside Park SE of Melbourne is an excellent hide from
> which to watch birds but frustrating for photographers. The windows are
> tinted and sloped but none open! The other day there was a Lewin's Rail
> immediately adjacent!
> Mike Carter
> 30 Canadian Bay Road
> Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
> Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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