Birdline Victoria Update - 8/4/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 8/4/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 13:54:41 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 8/4/01

Winter has hit with a vengeance this week, with the first snow falls on the high plains.  More winter movements have been recorded this week as birds make their way to their winter homes most notably the Swift Parrots and in Southern Victoria Whistling Kites.

As Easter approaches I hope everyone has the opportunity to see some birds and report them to Birdline for others to enjoy.

7 April
3 Brolgas (2 adults and 1 Juvenile) were seen at Reedy Lake on the Bellarine Peninsula, thanks Ian Montgomery

2 April
Cattle Egrets have returned to Hamilton in South-west Victoria, at a similar time to previous years, thanks Steve Clark.

1 April
3 White-browed Babblers at Elphinstone, 15 km east of Castlemaine, thanks Bob & Sadhana Cook.

31 March
A Black Kite was sighted at Point Cook, which is significant for its proximity to Melbourne, thanks Peter Crabtree

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.

24 March
Orange Chats were seen at Lake Tutchewop, west of Kerang, thanks Chris Coleburn

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.

Early 2001
4-5 pairs of Little Terns successfully bred at the mouth of the Glenelg River in Nelson, thanks Mike Carter

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