Birdline Victoria Update - 6 October, 2002

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Subject: Birdline Victoria Update - 6 October, 2002
From: "Stuart Cooney" <>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 11:53:46 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 93
For the week ending: 6 October, 2002

Well, I've been a bit slack lately with lots of sightings coming in to Birdline, but me not updating the website.  Anyway, there are lots of new sightings today from right across the state.  Thanks to all those people who continue to support Birdline by sending me their reports and making sure that everyone gets to see some of the great birds around and find out about some of the great birding spots around Victoria.
Also, special thanks to Joy Tansey who became the first woman to get a blue star for contributions over the previous twelve months.  I’m not sure why that would be, but Joy seems to be all over Melbourne and I am grateful that she reports her sightings to Birdline.

6 October

2 Powerful Owls roosting in a Wattle tree by the river at Banyule Flats in Heidelberg, thanks John Vaitkunas. 


6 October

A Australasian Bustard was seen a couple of km east of Cohuna, thanks Chris Coleborn


5 October

A Black Falcon and approximately 10 White-browed Woodswallows were seen at the Western section of the You Yangs (Hovell's Creek), thanks Richard Nowotny


4 October

An adult male Common Pheasant seen at the mouth of the Little River on the north side at Werribee, emerging from saltbush then feeding on the side of the track, thanks Susan Myers


3 October

There have been Orange Chats and Blue-winged Parrots at Hird Swamp, south west of Cohuna, thanks Chris Coleborn


1 October

A Masked Woodswallow was feeding on large grub on Pt Wilson Road and a Sooty Oystercatcher was seen on rocks near Kirks Point, Werribee Treatment Plant, thanks Gina Hopkins.


Late September

Red-tailed Black Cockatoos have been reported from the Merri Creek at Clifton Hill, thanks Duncan Fraser


30 September

A Swift Parrot was seen at Rhyll Foreshore and 12 Hooded Plover at the base of the stairs at the Forest Cave Reserve on Phillip Island, thanks Joy Tansey


30 September

At the Edithvale Wetlands a Baillon's Crake was feeding just outside the bird hide, thanks Tania Ireton.


30 September

There were about 20 Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos in the casuarinas at Balbirooroo Wetlands at Balnarring, and a Baillon's Crake feeding so close to the windows of the main observatory at Coolart Wetlands in Somers that many people couldn't focus their binoculars, thanks Tania Ireton.


29 September

A flock of seven Swift Parrots were seen in flight over the golf course at the Yarra Bend Golf Course in Yarra Bend Park, thanks Michael Ramsey and Brendan Toll.


29 September

At the spit at the Werribee sewage treatment area there were hundreds of Whiskered Terns, 5 Fairy Terns and two White-winged Black-terns, thanks Paul Rose.


28 September

A White-throated Gerygone was seen in the Inverleigh Fauna and Flora Reserve, thanks Margaret Cameron.


27 September

A Blue-winged Parrot was seen at Sandringham College sports field, Holloway Road, Sandringham Usually about 100m east of pavilion, right in the open, by the concrete cricket wicket, thanks Michael Norris


21 September

A dark morph Eastern Reef Egret was seen at Shipwreck Beach and Seal Creek beach in Croajinganolong National Park in eastern Victoria, thanks Simon Starr.


The Baillon's Crake is still visible at Westgate Park and was most recently seen on Thursday, thanks Richard Nowotny
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