birding-aus Werribee keeps producing the goods.

Subject: birding-aus Werribee keeps producing the goods.
From: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 21:26:36 +1000
While not up to the stellar heights of the recent 3-day Shoveller wonder, a
trip to the Werribee "farm" yesterday (with Chris Lester, Susan Myers and
Doug Futuyma - visiting birder from New York) produced some pretty solid
sightings nonetheless:
Brolga, Orange-bellied Parrot (x 7 or 8), Cape Barren Goose, Glossy Ibis,
Banded Stilt, Banded Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover (or Gray
Plover, or Black-bellied Plover, for our North American friends), leucistic
Aussie Shoveller (or more correctly the yellow version - I've forgotten the
correct term - I know it's not "saffron", although that will convey the
effect quite well), White-necked Heron, Black-tailed Native-Hen, Australian
Crake, and close views of an Australian Hobby dismembering a presumed
Red-necked Stint.  Not bad, really.

From:    Dr Richard Nowotny,
             Melbourne, Australia.
             Tel. (w) 61-3-9214.1420

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