|Subject:||Birdline Victoria Update - 4/3/01|
|From:||Stuart Cooney <>|
|Date:||Mon, 05 Mar 2001 18:46:11 +1100|
Birdline Victoria Update
for the week ending 4/3/01|
The Little Bittern should be enough to whet your appetite and should provide hours of entertainment looking at the reeds!
Other sightings are not so easy to get, and come from the monthly pelagic trip off Port Fairy. One such item seems to be new regular as it is believed that a colony of Kelp Gulls have established themselves on Lady Juliet Percy Island.
A great sighting of a Gould's Petrel and a White-chinned Petrel was reported from the Port Fairy Pelagic trip. The Gould's Petrel is one only a handful for Victoria, thanks Mike Carter
A Little Bittern was seen at the Western Treatment Plant It was on the Lake Borrie side of the Little River in the patch of reeds about a km downstream of the ford, viewed from the opposite bank of the river, thanks Chris Lester.
2 Brolgas at Austin Road lagoons in the western end of the Werribee Sewage Farm, thanks Lawrie Conole.
A Black Falcon flying parallel to Shell Parade, just inside the Shell Refinery fence, at Corio, thanks Russell Woodford.
4 Banded Lapwings at the Werribee Sewage Farm, thanks Paul Rose.
Over 100 Little Corellas have been seen on the Mornington-Tyabb Rd., 200-300 metres West of Moorooduc village in horse paddocks (Mel ref 126 H6) be sure to check them early in the morning. This is among the first Mornington-Peninsula records of this species. Also at this spot was an unusually high number of Crested Pigeons (11), thanks Mike Carter.
Both Australian Spotted and Spotless Crake, as well as Buff-banded Rails were seen from the bird-hide at the Southern Section of the Edithvale Wetlands.
A Magpie Goose was seen in the Northern section of the Edithvale Wetlands during a survey there along with 2 Wood Sandpipers and only 1 Baillon's Crake, thanks Mike Carter
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