Birdline Victoria Update - 27/5/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 27/5/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 11:57:55 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update for the week ending 27/5/01

Last week record numbers visited the site but make sure that you refresh regularly to ensure that you get the most up to date version.  More sightings this week from North West Victoria and the ever reliable Werribee Treatment Plant.

25 May
Two Australian Bustards wandering in an open grassy paddock approximately 50 km North West of Nhill, thanks Chris Coleborn

25 May and preceding week
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters have irrupted in Northern Victoria, sightings range from Kerang to Gunbower and south to Boort and Mitiamo, thanks Chris Coleborn

20 May
Up to 30 Freckled Ducks at Lake Borrie in the  Werribee Sewage Treatment Plant, thanks Richard Nowotny

20 May
Numerous Blue-Winged Parrots were seen on Reef Island in Westernport Bay, in crops behind the beach and opposite the Windmill, thanks Bob Berry

15 May
A Square-tailed Kite was observed at the Bemm River Caravan Park, south west of Cann River in East Gippsland, thanks Philip Veerman

13 May
A single Red-rumped Parrot was seen at Sandringham Golf Course and near Sandringham Harbour on the 4th, these Autumn records are unprecedented for the Bayside suburbs, thanks Michael Norris

12 & 13 May
White-fronted Honeyeaters seen in box-ironbark forests and grassy woodlands at Morrl Morrl State Forest, Illawarra State Forest and Lake Lonsdale crown land, all in the Stawell area, well south of their usual range, thanks Simon Kennedy

12 May
4 Freckled Ducks observed, both preening and swimming at approx midday at Austin Rd lagoon at Weribbee Treatment Plant, thanks Joy Tansey

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