Birdline Victoria Update - 4/11/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 4/11/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 17:03:40 +1100
Birdline Victoria Update No. 49
For the week ending 4/11/01

After a couple of weeks without a functioning counter we had this fixed during the week.  It looks now like we are getting nearly 200 visits per week to the site!  It was also great to get some sightings for November that we might otherwise have missed.  If you haven't seen what the fuss is about come and visit us at

3 November
A White-winged Triller was spotted at Point Cook Coastal Park in outer metropolitan Melbourne, thanks Richard Nowotny

29 October
A male White-winged Triller was seen at the Banyule Flats, near the billabong, thanks Joy Tansey

28 October
A Grey-tailed Tattler was seen on the Twitchathon at the southern section of the Paradise Ponds huddling from the onshore winds by the end of one of the outlet pipes, using it as a windbreak, thanks Paul Rose

28 October
An albino Magpie was seen on Phillip Island, this bird is a resident that has been seen on and off for some time, thanks Bett Mitchell

28 October
A Great Knot, in partial breeding plumage, was seen at Observation Point, Phillip Island, thanks Bett Mitchell

28 October
A small flock of 12 Little Corellas were seen on the Kooringal Golf Course in Altona, thanks Richard Nowotny

28 October
A Turquoise Parrot was flushed from the side of the main road, 15km south of Dargo, clear views of the blue on wings and face, as well as the bright yellow breast and bright green plumage ruled out blue-winged parrot, thanks Nick Leseberg.

24 October
4 Sanderling were spotted at the Portsea Back Beach, Thanks Bett Mitchell.

21 October
A week after the sighting of a Great-crested Grebe on 4 October this bird was found dead in the same location. There were no signs of damage to the bird and it has been passed on to the Museum of Victoria. Another Great-crested Grebe has now been sighted on Lake Victoria not far from the pond at Emily St Point Lonsdale, thanks Ron Corinaldi.

21 October
A female Painted Snipe was seen at Banyule Flats in Heidelberg on the edges of a small pool at the northern end of the swamp, see the website for more details, thanks Gina Hopkins.

20 October
A White-bellied Sea-Eagle was reported in the vicinity of Portsea, thanks Bett Mitchell

20 October
A Common Sandpiper was seen on rocky ledges at Sierra Nevada, near Portsea, thanks Bett Mitchell

16 October
A White-winged Black Tern in full breeding plumage has been seen at the Werribee Sewerage Farm, thanks Bett Mitchell

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