Birdline Victoria Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
Date: 29 Oct 2014 09:58:07 +1000
   Birdline Victoria

   Published sightings for the week ending 28 Oct 2014.

   Sun 26 Oct Freckled Duck Eynesbury Ornamental Lake
   One Freckled Duck seen at Eynesbury ornamental lake, near Melton. Seen
   during Bird Week in Melton activities. Twelve Freckled Ducks last seen
   here in March 2014
   Daryl Akers
   Freckled Duck Ruffey Lake Doncaster
   Freckled Ducks in second small lake and Buff-banded Rail at first small
   lake. Many Noisy Miners a few Grey Butcherbirds and 2 Nankeen Night
   Andrew Wallis
   King Quail St Andrews Beach Mornington Peninsula
   One bird seen in backyard. Can't rule out an aviary escape - bird was
   not particularly tame.
   Nina Hutchison
   Banded Lapwing Large area of vacant land, Williams Landing
   At 1840 hours, we observed nine Banded Lapwings on the large area of
   open vacant land bounded by Palmers Road, Freya Drive, Chessington
   Drive and Williams Landing Boulevard, Williams Landing. Four of the
   birds appeared to be juvenile.
   Peter & Robyn Gibbons
   Eastern Koel Bay St & Rowan St Golden Square (Bendigo)
   One bird heard distinctly at 8am.
   Ken Dredge
   Sat 25 Oct White-throated Gerygone Private property, Earlston
   One bird seen and heard in box-ironbark woodland at Earlston. First
   local record in 20 years' observation here.
   Doug Robinson
   Common Greenfinch Trentham railway station
   At least 4-5 singing males in the vicinity of Trentham railway station
   and over towards main street; from atop oaks and cypresses. Only
   started calling in the last 2-3 days. Inexplicably invisible during
   much of the rest of the year when not singing! Very rare and patchily
   distributed in this local area.
   Lawrie Conole
   Fri 24 Oct Australian Owlet-nightjar, White-browed Woodswallow, Varied
   Sitella Rocklands State Forest--Rocklands-Cherrypool Road, Victoria
   Small family group of Sittellas were actively collecting food and
   feeding it to nestlings in tree beside road. Also at this site we saw
   White-browed Woodswallows looking at a possible nest site and an Owlet
   Nightjar out in the sun for approximately 10-15minutes. BirdLife
   Hamilton outing.
   Samantha Greiner & BirdLife Hamilton
   Sun 19 Oct Crimson Rosella St Andrews Beach Mornington Peninsula
   Unusual coloured bird, there were two birds with this colour. I was
   visiting the area so not familiar with the birds in this area. Is this
   colour form common on Mornington Peninsula?
   John Hutchison
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