Fw: [BIRDING-AUS] RFI: Banded Stilts Geelong Vic

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Subject: Fw: [BIRDING-AUS] RFI: Banded Stilts Geelong Vic
From: "Bob & Sadhana Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 21:06:31 +1000

> Julie
> Banded Stilts galore!!!  Appears that you will have no trouble finding
> I first saw these birds a few years ago after a lengthy, cold and blustery
> search around several lakes in the Western District of Victoria.  At the
> moment it seems you have to kick them out of the way to see the Silver
> Gulls!!!
> We also had a brief sojourn in the Geelong area on Sunday morning and
> stopped at the Cheetham Saltworks on the Portarlington Road just on the
> outskirts of Geelong.  On about the 2nd or 3rd pond, close to the main
> were about 30 or 40 Banded Stilts in company with about 100 Red-necked
> Avocets and several Black-winged Stilts.  I could also see a number of
> Banded Stilts further back in other ponds.
> Seems as you can choose a few spots, but the saltworks are very easy to
> to.
> Regards
> Bob Cook
> Elphinstone, Central Vic.

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