Birdline Victoria Update - 18/11/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 18/11/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 18:55:14 +1100
Birdline Victoria Update No. 51
For the week ending 18/11/01

Congratulations to Duncan Fraser for becoming a Blue Star contributor for his regular updates from East Gippsland, particularly around Maffra, south to Stratford and north to places like Valencia Creek.  With Duncan's regular reports from the east, Chris's reports from the north, Steve's reports from the West, Michael's and Peter's reports from around Melbourne and Mike's pelagic reports we have the state covered!  But we still love to hear all reports from anywhere in Victoria.

Now that the service has been running for a year, I'll try to include some interesting (if not trivial and banal) facts from Birdline.  Today's fact:   The most popular name for contributors is Chris (Coleborn, Doughty, Lester, Timewell & Tzaros), which is 1 in 20!

15 November
3 Gang Gang Cockatoos have been reported flying above Montclair Court in Templestowe, near the Ruffey Creek, thanks Barbara Burns.

15 November
Approximately 200 freckled Ducks were seen at the Mildura Sewage Farm, thanks Bob Cook.

14 November
A male White-winged Triller was seen at Bushy Park, by the Avon River, thanks Duncan Fraser.

14 November
2 Gang Gang Cockatoos flew over a house in Harrington Avenue, North Balwyn this morning, thanks Celia Browne.

12 November
A male Red-capped Robin was seen at Bushy Park, close to the Avon River, in Gippsland, thanks Duncan Fraser.

11 November
6 Glossy Ibis were seen at Bryans Swamp at the southern end of the Victoria Valley in the Grampians, thanks Steve Clark.

10 November
3 White-Fronted Terns were seen at the main Kilcunda Beach, just below the Caravan Park, thanks John Boyce.

7 November
Another Black-tailed Native-hen sighting, this time on a small marsh close to Sorrento, thanks Roger McGovern.

6 November
A farmer put up an Eastern Grass Owl while mowing hay in Gannawarra. The paddock was on the corner of Brays Rd and the Koondrook-Cohuna Rd surrounded by some nice box remnants, thanks Chris Coleburn.

6 November
A single Black-tailed Native-hen was seen at the Lonsdale Golf Club in Point Lonsdale, thanks Ron Corinaldi.

5 November
48 Freckled Ducks and a Pectoral Sandpiper were seen at Swan Hill Sewage Farm thanks Peter Lansley.

5 November
A Red-backed Kingfisher and many White-browed Treecreepers were seen at Yarrara, thanks Peter Lansley.

1 November
3 immature White-fronted Terns were spotted at Ricketts Point, thanks Michael Norris.

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