Birdline Victoria Update - 28/1/01

To: "Peter Lansley": ;
Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 28/1/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 18:25:17 +1100
A very quiet week this week in terms of sightings, I guess you were all rushing off to see the House Crow at Phillip Island.

No new sightings to report this week despite a new record of nearly 100 hits to the website this week!  Remember to report those birds when you come to see what's new. 

Highlights of the last couple of weeks include:

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

Birdline Victoria is a service for birdwatchers to report and find out about rare and unusual birds in Victoria.  Birdline can be contacted on (03) 9882 2390 or on the Internet at

Stay tuned for an exciting development on Birdline in the next couple of days!


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