Birdline Victoria Update No. 93
the week ending: 6 October, 2002
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.
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.
2 Powerful Owls roosting in a Wattle tree by the river at
Banyule Flats in Heidelberg, thanks John Vaitkunas.
A Australasian Bustard was seen a couple of km east
of Cohuna, thanks Chris Coleborn
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
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
There have been Orange Chats and Blue-winged Parrots
at Hird Swamp, south west of Cohuna, thanks Chris Coleborn
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.
Red-tailed Black Cockatoos have been reported from the Merri Creek at Clifton Hill, thanks
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
At the Edithvale Wetlands a Baillon's Crake was feeding
just outside the bird hide, thanks Tania Ireton.
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
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.
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.
A White-throated Gerygone was seen in the Inverleigh Fauna
and Flora Reserve, thanks Margaret Cameron.
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
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.
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