Birdline Victoria Update -25/3/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update -25/3/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 12:40:59 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 25/3/01

Its been a fairly quiet week, but we are getting reports of regular winter migrants moving back into Victoria as the weather turns.  The record of the Swallows has been withdrawn, but keep looking skywards and who knows what might be next!

25 March
2 or more Swift Parrots at Graytown in central Victoria (between Heathcote and Rushworth), thanks Lawrie Conole.

25 March
The intermediate Egret, seen earlier in the week, as well as a Zebra Finch and the south-eastern suburbs resident Magpie Goose were seen at the Eastern Treatment Plant, thanks Mike Carter.

25 March
10 feeding Swift Parrots in Red Ironbark in the Sedgwick State Forest, 10 minutes south-east of Bendigo, thanks Chris Tzaros.

22 March
A freshly dead Masked Owl was seen at Nowa Nowa in East Gippsland, thanks Ken Harris.

22 March
6 Spotless Crakes and 5 Topknot Pigeons at Thurra River, in Croajingalong N.P., thanks Ken Harris.

20 March
An Intermediate Egret at Eel Race Drain, Carrum, thanks Sean Dooley.

15 March
A Bassian Thrush was seen at the Hamilton Botanical Gardens, this is possibly the first record for the city, thanks Steve Clark

12 March
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

12 March
A long dead White-headed Petrel was retrieved from Flinders Beach by Clive Minton

12 March
2 Wood Sandpipers left in the northern section of the Edithvale Wetlands that is rapidly drying, thanks Mike Carter

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

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