birding-aus Night flying birds

Subject: birding-aus Night flying birds
From: "Martin O'Brien"<>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 09:10:09 +1000

Like Carol Probets I have often heard birds, particularly waterbirds,
flying over suburban Richmond in inner city Melbourne.

Silver Gulls and Masked Lapwing are the most commonly heard with Black Swan
and duck species sometimes heard.  The conditions are generally but not
always moonlit nights with little or no cloud.  The smaller waterbirds are
thought to do much of their movements at night when conditions are

Martin O'Brien
Executive Scientific Officer
Scientific Advisory Committee
Threatened Species Program
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
4/250 Victoria Pde.,
East Melbourne,  3002

tel: +61 3 9412 4567
fax: +61 3 9412 4586

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