Birdline Victoria Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
Date: 19 Jan 2015 07:09:47 +1000
   Birdline Victoria

   Published sightings for the week ending 18 Jan 2015.

   Sun 18 Jan Marsh Sandpiper Hird Swamp Wildlife Reserve
   Eight Marsh Sandpipers in shallows. Also 2 Glossy Ibis and 2 Spotted
   Malcolm Cousland
   Sat 17 Jan Dollarbird Seymour River Walk
   Dollarbird sitting quietly in a hollow about 30m above ground in a
   River Red Gum. Another Dollarbird atop a dead tree across the river
   calling often.
   Valerie La May
   possible Grey-headed Lapwing Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park
   John Hall, photographed this bird in a bird hide near Chiltern NP on
   the 5th DECEMBER 2014. At this time there are no more details. Attached
   is an image of the bird in flight. Published to encourage people to
   look out in the area.
   John Hall per James Mustafa (Australian Twitchers Facebook Group)
   Fri 16 Jan Common Greenshank, Glossy Ibis McDonald Swamp Wildlife
   Pair of Common Greenshanks in shallows next to drain track near
   Lancaster Rd. Also 30 Glossy Ibis still present.
   Malcolm Cousland
   Freckled Duck Lake Murphy
   Five Freckled Ducks in southern section seen from east side.
   Malcolm Cousland
   Thu 15 Jan Pink-eared Ducks Elsternwick Park, Brighton and Elsternwick
   Public Golf Course
   2 in Golf Course and 1 at Elsternwick Park Lake. Infrequent visitor.
   Debbie Lustig
   Sooty Owl Morwell National Park
   Seen and heard at Billy Creek Weir just after dark. Stayed high in the
   canopy and hawked (presumably) for insects.
   Brett Whitfield and Lachlan Clark
   Pink-eared Duck Banyule Flats Reserve
   Two birds resting on a log in the middle of the wetland during the
   afternoon. Only the second time I've seen them here.
   Owen Lishmund
   Terek Sandpiper Glenelg Estuary, Nelson
   Single Terek Sandpiper foraging in shallow water beside sand bar with
   Bar-tailed Godwits, Common Greenshanks and Red-necked Stints nearby.
   Jane Hayes
   Eastern Koel Yarra Glen
   Its call alerted me to it presence - stayed about 5 min emitting its
   Stephen Fletcher
   Wed 14 Jan Grey Goshawk (White Morph) Timboon - Rail Trail
   Single bird seen approx 500m left from beginning of rail trail track.
   Adrian de Leiros
   Horsfields Bushlark Sinclairs Road Rockbank
   Bushlark seen on farm fence along Sinclairs Road , near Reed Crt.
   Second sighting in this area in two days.
   Colin Mulvogue
   Tue 13 Jan Ground Parrot ( eastern ) Marlo aerodrome
   Two Ground Parrots were observed on separate occasions during an
   extended walk around the perimeter of the Marlo aerodrome this morning.
   Around 0940hrs Jacquie disturbed an adult bird from regenerating
   heathland vegetation alongside the boundary track while some two hours
   later around 1130hrs, I flushed another bird from short heathland scrub
   at the nw corner of this site. An earlier EGBOC Camp noted 6 birds from
   this same area but recent observations have been few and far between
   relying almost exclusively on sound records.
   Len and Jacquie Axen
   Freckled Duck & Gold-headed Cisticola Cardinia Creek Parklands (North)
   In pond on other side of western fence - 3 Freckled Duck, Grey Teal,
   Chestnut Teal, Hoary-headed Grebe, Australian Wood Duck, Eurasian Coot
   & Purple Swamphen. Around walking track - Gold-headed Cisticola (1
   seen, several heard), 3 Black-shouldered Kite, Grey Fantail, Willie
   Wagtail, Superb Fairywren, Eastern & Crimson Rosella, Red Wattlebird,
   Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. (Also S21327419)
   Gerard Corkeron
   Nankeen Night-Heron Tanti Ck, Mornington
   Single bird observed foraging on bank of creek just after heavy rain
   stopped at ~3:30pm
   Neil Shelley
   Channel-billed Cuckoo Ringwood
   Was shocked this morning to discover the distinctive sound of a
   channel-billed cuckoo. I first heard it distantly when still in bed
   (approx 9.45) which I brushed off as a particularly excited and
   hysterical kookaburra. Re-heard at 10.20 to the northeast approx. 500
   meters away from Norwood Reserve. Perhaps this is the same bird sighted
   in the area on dec 23. A quick wander down the block couldn't locate
   the bird. There are a few large fig trees in the area and many large
   old pines, similar to the habitat where the birds are seen annually in
   James Mustafa
   Mon 12 Jan Glossy Black-cockatoo Tulloch Ard Lookout Walk, Snowy River
   National Park
   Heard then seen along walking track to Tulloch Ard Gorge lookout, while
   leading tour with Echidna Walkabout. Feeding on Casuarina. 3 birds
   seen, with at least 1 adult male
   Martin Maderthaner
   White-throated Needletail Warranwood
   Seen while standing on the roof, at 8pm initially 3 White-throated
   Needletails cruised over the house from the North heading South in a
   loose bunch then 10 minutes later a single WtN cruised over from the
   West and headed North.
   Jackson Airey
   Grey Goshawk Colac 10' Cell
   4 individual Grey Goshawk sightings today. First on the way out
   Carlisle/Colac Road just past the Irrewillipe turn off at 7:30am.
   Second on Old Carlisle Track about 9am. Third on the way home going
   through Larpent at 4pm, then the fourth just on the outskirts of Colac
   at about 4:10pm.
   Adam Fry
   Sun 11 Jan White-winged Choughs Viewbank
   7 in red gums at end of Martins Lane. This species is rare in middle
   Melbourne suburbs.
   Richard Loyn
   Sat 10 Jan Black falcon Donnybrook
   Single bird observed flying over John Laffan Reserve (Donnybrook
   cricket ground)
   Steve Leonard
   Mon 5 Jan Long-billed Dowitcher, Pectoral Sandpiper, Banded Lapwing
   Lake Tutchewop
   Dowitcher located on the southern end of the lake by a birder from
   Deniliquin who contacted us immediately. Water levels had greatly
   receded. However, given the rain in the past few days (writing this
   report very late), they may well be up again. At least 4 Pectoral
   Sandpipers and 6 Banded Lapwings were also observed.
   Simon Gorta, Julian Teh, Owen Lishmund, Meredith Thomas & others
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