Recent sightings in SE Melbourne

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Subject: Recent sightings in SE Melbourne
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 22:11:50 +1000
As usual April is a good/peak month for the number of species
seen in Bayside.

The new lakes at Elsternwick have attracted 2 further species - 
great egret and 2 darters - plus a common bronzewing by one lake
(only 8 km from the CBD Post Office).   

Red-rumped parrots have appeared at 3 sites with Kookaburras
only in the north of Bayside.  Judging by the comparative nos.
seen here, Flame, Rose and Pink Robins may have had good
breeding seasons.  Also Red-rumped Parrots (with one possibly
staying at the Brighton Golf Course) and those Bronzewings. But
Grey Shrike-thrush and Golden Whistler are scarce and few
wandering honeyeaters have been reported to me apart from
Spinebills which have popped up in quite a few gardens.  Only
one definite sighting of Spiny-cheeked HE.  Single records of
Gang-gangs and Red-browed Finch too.

Have had repeated reports of Swift Parrots from local golf

Michael Norris
Bayside Friends of Native Wildlife
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