Birdline Victoria Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
Date: 12 Jan 2015 08:40:34 +1000
   Birdline Victoria

   Published sightings for the week ending 11 Jan 2015.

   Sun 11 Jan Turquoise Parrot Bunyip State Park
   Small party of Turquoise Parrots flushed along Channel Track including
   at least one juv. Poor record shot taken
   Tim Bawden
   Sat 10 Jan Banded Lapwing Lake Hamilton (Tyers St dead end)
   A young bird which appeared to be hanging out with the local Masked
   Lapwings until they all flew off with only the Banded returning a short
   time later
   Samantha Greiner
   Fri 9 Jan re Long-billed Dowitcher Lake Tutchewop
   Long-billed Dowitcher apparently absent from Lake. Searched southern
   end of Lake without success on Friday afternoon and evening. Searched
   on Saturday morning, afternoon and evening again without success. Very
   few waders there, saw only two small flocks. No BWST and only a hand
   full of STSP. Weather was rainy and overcast.
   Jim and Greg Caine
   Eastern Koel. Crusoe Reservoir, Bendigo
   1 Eastern Koel seen & heard by Park Ranger Miles Geldart at car park
   Miles Geldart per Ken Dredge
   Freckled Ducks Bendigo Sewage Ponds
   There were 14 Freckled Ducks seen this morning along with at least a
   thousand Pink-eared Ducks, several Hardheads, Grey and Chestnut Teal,
   Australian Shovelers, Red-necked Avocets, Pacific Black Ducks,
   Australian Shelducks, Black-winged Stilts, Sharp-tailed Sandpipers just
   to name a few.
   Luke Paterson and Sarah Burgess
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