First Swift Parrots for the year

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Subject: First Swift Parrots for the year
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 19:00:47 +1000
I was visiting with some friends at Clydesdale, near Hepburn Springs -
Daylesford, in Central Victoria over the weekend.  A very pleasant
surprise for me this morning was a flock of about 15 SWIFT PARROTS in
some early-flowering Yellow Gums across the road from the house.  My
first Swifties for the year - hopefully the first of many ..........

White-faced Heron                     Egretta novaehollandiae
Brown Goshawk                         Accipiter fasciatus
Wedge-tailed Eagle                    Aquila audax
Little Eagle                          Hieraaetus morphnoides
Brown Falcon                          Falco berigora
Painted Button-quail                  Turnix varia
Abundant platelets in woodland, wherever leaf litter was significantly

Masked Lapwing                        Vanellus miles
Common Bronzewing                     Phaps chalcoptera
Crested Pigeon                        Ocyphaps lophotes
Galah                                 Cacatua roseicapilla
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo              Cacatua galerita
Long-billed Corella                   Cacatua tenuirostris
Musk Lorikeet                         Glossopsitta concinna
Small flocks passing over; some stopping to feed in Yellow Gums. Some
traffic all weekend.

Purple-crowned Lorikeet               Glossopsitta porphyrocephala
Crimson Rosella                       Platycercus elegans
Eastern Rosella                       Platycercus eximius
Red-rumped Parrot                     Psephotus haematonotus
Swift Parrot                          Lathamus discolor
A flock of about 15 Swift Parrots found in the canopy of an
early-flowering Yellow Gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon) over the road from
Penny & Michelle's house, about 09:00 on 9/4/2000. We watched them
feeding on the blossoms of 2-3 trees in the stand, and then they moved
on. I didn't see or hear them at any other time on Sat or Sun.

Southern Boobook                      Ninox boobook
Laughing Kookaburra                   Dacelo novaeguineae
Brown Treecreeper                     Climacteris picumnus
Superb Fairy-wren                     Malurus cyaneus
Spotted Pardalote                     Pardalotus punctatus
Striated Pardalote                    Pardalotus striatus
White-browed Scrubwren                Sericornis frontalis
Yellow-rumped Thornbill               Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
Yellow-faced Honeyeater               Lichenostomus chrysops
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater              Lichenostomus melanops
White-plumed Honeyeater               Lichenostomus penicillatus
White-naped Honeyeater                Melithreptus lunatus
Brown-headed Honeyeater               Melithreptus brevirostris
New Holland Honeyeater                Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Eastern Spinebill                     Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Noisy Miner                           Manorina melanocephala
Red Wattlebird                        Anthochaera carunculata
Golden Whistler                       Pachycephala pectoralis
Rufous Whistler                       Pachycephala rufiventris
Grey Shrike-thrush                    Colluricincla harmonica
Magpie-lark                           Grallina cyanoleuca
Willie Wagtail                        Rhipidura leucophrys
Grey Fantail                          Rhipidura fuliginosa
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike             Coracina novaehollandiae
Australian Magpie                     Gymnorhina tibicen
Australian Raven                      Corvus coronoides
Little Raven                          Corvus mellori
White-winged Chough                   Corcorax melanorhamphos
Red-browed Finch                      Neochmia temporalis
European Goldfinch                    Carduelis carduelis
Mistletoebird                         Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Welcome Swallow                       Hirundo neoxena
Common Blackbird                      Turdus merula
Short-beaked Echidna                  Tachyglossus aculeatus
Foraging signs abundant around house and in woodland nearby.

Rabbit                                Oryctolagus cuniculus
Very abundant.

Brown Tree Frog                       Litoria ewingii
Heard at the creek below the house.

Pale-flecked Garden Sunskink          Lampropholis guichenoti
Many seen in leaf litter in woodland.

Wood White                            Delias aganippe
A few around Box Mistletoe on Yellow Box near house.

Common Brown                          Heteronympha merope

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