Birdline Victoria Update - 25/11/01

Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 25/11/01
From: Stuart Cooney <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 09:27:54 +1100
Birdline Victoria Update No.52
For the week ending 25/11/01

It?s been a fairly quiet last week, although the Painted Snipe remains at the same spot at Banyule, so make sure all of your rare sightings are reported on Birdline Victoria.

24 November
At the You Yangs, near Geelong, 2 Masked Woodswallow, 11 White-browed Woodswallow and a male White-winged Triller was seen amongst the usual birds in the Eastern paddock, not far from the Birds Australia Boneseeding plot, thanks Merrilyn Serong.

24 November
Two Australian Pratincoles have been reported at Pyramid Hill in Northern Victoria, thanks Chris Coleborn.

21 November
A Common Tern was seen at Fisherman's Point in the southern part of Half Moon Bay in Black Rock, thanks Michael Norris.

20 November
A Black kite was seen circling near the bird hide at Cherry Lake, Altona, thanks Tim Dolby.

18 November
An Arctic Jaeger was seen 50 - 80 metres offshore from the 145 west drain outlet at Werribee Sewage Farm, thanks Joy Tansey.

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.

9 November
A single Black Falcon was seen flying low over between the Geelong Grammar School and the Corio tip, thanks Don Greaves.

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