Birdline Victoria Update - 21/1/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 21/1/01
From: S Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 10:17:19 +1100
Hi All,

Birdline Victoria is moving along nicely again, with sightings rolling in.  The Lesser Yellowlegs has not been seen since Sunday the 14th and I haven't heard if anyone else has twitched the House Crow (and decided to tick or not!).

Following are highlights from Birdline Victoria over the past week:

20 January
A Red-chested Button-quail, seen at Gunbower Island, thanks Chris Coleborn
19 January
A Wood Sandpiper, not seen since 1987 by this observer, was seen at Seaford Swamp, among a flock of 200 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, thanks Sean Dooley
19 January
A female White-winged Triller was seen feeding a juvenile at Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve, confirming breeding of this bird reported in November on Birdline, thanks Sean Dooley
19 January
A female Painted Button-Quail at Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve, the first seen by the observer for 22 years! It was seen at the junction of Centre Break and Reservoir Rd, thanks Sean Dooley
17 January
A House Crow was seen at Cowrie Beach (about 400 m before the Nobbies) on Phillip Island, where it probably jumped ship from a container liner, thanks Mike Carter
13 January
Only the second record, if confirmed of a Pectoral Sandpiper from the Bendigo region at the Bendigo Mining Evaporation Ponds on the road to Dingee and Mitiamo at Woodvale, 20 km's north of Bendigo, thanks Chris Tzaros
12 January
A Lesser Yellowlegs (adult, non-breeding), has been reported from the Werribee Sewage Plant, the bird was seen in the T-Section Lagoons area, at the western end of the westernmost lagoon, associating with a small flock of Marsh Sandpipers, thanks Hugo Phillipps
11 January
3 Australian Pratincoles at the Swan Hill Sewage Farm, thanks Chris Coleborn
11 January
An unbanded and un-wingclipped Cape Barren Goose was seen flying into the Werribee Park Mansion (Melways ref 201B4), thanks Martin O'Brien
10 January
A pair of Hooded Plovers at Point Roadknight near Anglesea were seen at the back-beach (Melways ref 196 E12), thanks Diane Luscombe

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