Birdline Victoria Update - 11/3/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 11/3/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 12:48:20 +1100
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 11/3/01

The Little Bittern and Ruff at Werribee should be enough to whet your appetite and provide hours of entertainment looking at the reeds!  Remember that you need a pass to visit the Sewage Plant.

11 March
A Plumed Whistling-Duck at the Bendigo Sewage Ponds, thanks Margaret Cameron

10 March
A Painted Button-Quail at the You Yangs, near the Birds Australia Boneseed Management Area, thanks Mark Kliene

5 March
A Ruff at Point Cook was seen by Fred Williams, thanks Margaret Cameron

4 March
5 Yellow-rumped Thornbills at the Flemington/Kensington Bowls Club (Mel ref: 42 J1), thanks Peter Lansley.

4 March
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.

3 March
A Powerful Owl at Bunyip S.P. on Ash Landing Track 200m west of the intersection with Leach Track
37 55' 95"s 145 39' 57"e

3 March
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.

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