A few interesting sightings from Werribee today.

Subject: A few interesting sightings from Werribee today.
From: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 21:41:45 +1000
This morning (Wed 8/8) I took visitors Ed and Natasha Smith from England out to the Western Treatment Plant (Werribee Sewage Farm, Vic) looking for a few species they missed on previous visits to Australia (we got 2 out of 3 for Ed, one more for Nat). Sightings which might be of interest to Birding-aussers included: 1. Close views of 3 Orange-bellied Parrots (which elevated the pulse rates and spirits of all three of us); 2. Approx 30 Double-banded Plover close together on a small sand-island at the mouth of the Little River, most in full or near-full breeding plumage; 3. A Peregrine Falcon, and an adult male Swamp Harrier (only 2 metres from the car), feeding on separate portions of Pink-eared Duck on the road along the western bank of Lake Borrie, attended at times by another Swamp Harrier and a Brown Falcon.
Regards.      Richard

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