Birdline Victoria Update No. 111
the week ending: 23 March, 2003
Swift Parrots were seen making use of the newly
proclaimed Greater Bendigo National Park (15 kms south of Bendigo) along with
with Musk and Little Lorikeets and
Black-chinned, Fuscous and
Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters, thanks Chris Tzaros.
A Swift Parrot was seen near the intersection of Park St
(near Brunswick Rd) and Royal Parade in Parkville/Brunswick, thanks Tim Dolby
At least 1 Swift Parrot was heard along Heidelberg Road,
between Yarra Bend Road and the Merri Creek - Clifton Hill, thanks Lawrie
3 Fork-tailed Swifts were seen over Westgate Park,
Fisherman's Bend, late yesterday. They were heading North and moving quite
slowly against the gale, thanks Alan Flack.
A Peregrine Flacon was seen on a Flemington building,
near Moonee Ponds Creek, thanks Alan Flack.
47 White-fronted Terns and a single Fork-tailed
Swift were seen at Altona foreshore, near the start of the Esplanade
extending from the Beach St. end, thanks Paul Rose.
Highlights of the monthly Port Fairy Pelagic this month include 7
Wandering and 1 Buller's Albatross, an early
Great Skua and Pomarine and Arctic
Jaegers, thanks Mike Carter
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.
A Rufous Fantail has been seen in suburban Patterson
Lakes, near the Freeway, thanks Jacqui Sheppard.
A Black Kite was seen at Smythesdale - a few km west of
Ballarat on the Glenelg Highway, thanks Steve Clark
A White-bellied Sea-Eagle was seen at Werribee Sewage
Farm, thanks Sue Taylor.
A Rufous Fantail was seen at Murrindindi, thanks Darren
4 White-fronted Honeyeaters (possibly more) seen in
mallee at the junction of Old Calder Hwy. & Nowingi Tk. Hattah Kulkyne N.P.,
A pair of Brolgas were seen in a paddock approximately
10kms south of Kerang (on the Loddon Valley Hwy), thanks Greg Oakley.
8 Freckled Duck and a pair of Wood
Sandpipers on Balbirooroo Wetlands, Balnarring Primary School, Civic
Court, Balnarring, thanks Brian Thomas.
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.
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
A Crested Pigeon was seen at Rhyll, on the BOCA Rhyll
Camp, thanks Barry McLean.