Has anyone been to look for the ruff at Point Cook recently.
Still present ??
>>> Stuart Cooney <> 03/19/01 11:46am >>>
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 18/3/01
The House Swifts are a great sighting if confirmed, however almost a week
on and no-one has confirmed the sighting. The White-headed Petrel, while
not twitchable, provides us with a clue as to what is out there, when we
are not. Keep those reports coming in!
A Bassian Thrush was seen at the Hamilton Botanical Gardens, this is
possibly the first record for the city, thanks Steve Clark
Unconfirmed sightings of up to 20 House Swifts at Nelson in South West
Victoria. This would be the first sighting in Victoria if confirmed,
thanks Mike Carter
The Pectoral Sandpiper has again been seen at the Bendigo Mining
Evaporation Ponds on the road to Dingee and Mitiamo at Woodvale, 20 km's
north of Bendigo, thanks Simon Kennedy
A long dead White-headed Petrel was retrieved from Flinders Beach by Clive
2 Wood Sandpipers left in the northern section of the Edithvale Wetlands
that is rapidly drying, thanks Mike Carter
A Plumed Whistling-Duck at the Bendigo Sewage Ponds, thanks Margaret Cameron
A Painted Button-Quail at the You Yangs, near the Birds Australia Boneseed
Management Area, thanks Mark Kliene
A Ruff at Point Cook was seen by Fred Williams, thanks Margaret Cameron
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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