Birdline Victoria Update - 16 March, 2003

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 12:13:25 +1100
Birdline Victoria Update No. 110
For the week ending: 16 March, 2003

I spent an hour or so at the Balbirooroo Wetlands at the back of Balnarring Primary School, Civic Court, Balnarring on Saturday in search of Chestnut Teal (another story) and saw at least 3 of the Freckled ducks and a lone Wood Sandpiper as reported last week on Birdline by Brian Thomas.  Also there were Australian Shelduck, Aussie Shovelers and a Black-fronted Dotterel.  It's a good little spot, especially for ducks.


16 March

Good views of a single clearly identifiable Lewin's Rail at the edge of the water close to some reeds at the Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, Wylie's Creek Wetland, thanks Margaret and Richard Alcorn.


13 March

A Rufous Fantail has been seen in suburban Patterson Lakes, near the Freeway, thanks Jacqui  Sheppard.


13 March

A Black Kite was seen at Smythesdale - a few km west of Ballarat on the Glenelg Highway, thanks Steve Clark


10 March

A White-bellied Sea-Eagle was seen at Werribee Sewage Farm, thanks Sue Taylor. 


9 March

A Rufous Fantail was seen at Murrindindi, thanks Darren Baldyga.


9 March

4 White-fronted Honeyeaters (possibly more) seen in mallee at the junction of Old Calder Hwy. & Nowingi Tk. Hattah Kulkyne N.P., thanks Bellboca.


9 March

A pair of Brolgas were seen in a paddock approximately 10kms south of Kerang (on the Loddon Valley Hwy), thanks Greg Oakley.


9 March

8 Freckled Duck and a pair of Wood Sandpipers on Balbirooroo Wetlands, Balnarring Primary School, Civic Court, Balnarring, thanks Brian Thomas.


9 March

A flock of 23 Zebra Finch were seen at the intersection of Sandy Creek Rd. and Granite Rd. in front of the Ford Proving Ground gates, also at this site were 3 Diamond Firetail and Yellow-rumped Thornbills, both mixing with the Zebra Finch, thanks Paul Rose.


9 March

4 Hooded Plover and several Double-banded Plover at the mouth of the Powlett River, approx 8 km west of Wonthaggi, seen by all members attending an outing from the BOCA Rhyll Camp, thanks Nola Thorpe


9 March

A Crested Pigeon was seen at Rhyll, on the BOCA Rhyll Camp, thanks Barry McLean. 


8 March

A Hooded Plover was seen south east of Woolamai Surf Beach, Phillip Island on an outing from the BOCA Rhyll Camp, thanks Geoff Deason.


8 March

A male & female Orange Chat was seen around saltbush at "Boy Creek" Mildura, thanks Peter Bright.


7 March

A Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater was seen adjacent to the Penguin Reserve, Phillip Island on an outing from the BOCA Rhyll Camp, thanks Shirley Ramsey. 


2 March

A pair of Hooded Plovers with young were seen at the back beach of Pt Roadknight along the fence line between the dunes and the beach and a Rufous Bristlebird was seen on Old Coach Rd, Moggs Creek, thanks Peter Fuller.


2 March

A Rufous Fantail was seen near Limeburners Lagoon, Corio Bay, thanks Russell Woodford.


There are still up to 30 Freckled Ducks at Lake Lorne in Drysdale, thanks Tim Dolby

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