Birdline Victoria Update No. 113
the week ending: 6 April, 2003
The first of the wintering Scarlet Robins has arrived at
Royal Park, Melbourne in the scrubland near Manningham Rd, thanks Tim
A flock of 60 Magpie Geese on a wetland near Lake
Yambuk, west of Port Fairy, thanks Jack Krohn.
A couple of Zebra Finches were seen and some more heard
in Nth Dandenong, most likely aviary escapes (white) and a Peachface Lovebird
was seen last week, thanks Kylie Eklom.
A Great-crested Grebe was seen at the wetlands on the
corner of Springvale Rd and Governor Rd, opposite Braeside Wetlands, thanks
A male Black Honeyeater, a drought vagrant, was seen in
a flowering Mugga Ironbark and two Swift
Parrots were seen flying over, Bartleys Block, Chiltern
National Park 36 07, 146 36, thanks Michael Ramsay.
Several White-fronted Honeyeaters along the Lower
Norton-Nurrabiel Road and at John Smith Reserve (about 20 km SW of Horsham),
thanks John Gregurke.
Swift Parrots and Spiny-cheeked
Honeyeaters have been seen in Altona, thanks Chris Tzaros.
7 Swift Parrots, feeding in flowering grey box in the
Brynterion State Forest 13 kms South of Rupanyup latitude 36.44.06 longitude
142.37.10, thanks Ian Morgan.
Seen amongst the fog and heavy rain (!) we had good sightings of several
pairs of Pink Robins and an Olive Whistler
along the sides of the walking track at Beachamp Falls, Beech Forest, thanks Ian
A very large flock (for Melbourne) of about 70-100 Long-billed
Corellas, flying over Ashburton, thanks Greg Oakley.
An adult Emerald Dove feeding on the side of a sandy 4WD
track. Approached to within 7 - 10 metres before it quietly moved ahead of us
while continuing to feed from seeds on the track. The sighting occurs within a
closed canopy of Southern Mahogany and Saw Banksia ","First sighted by David
McKenzie on 23/3/2003 on 4WD track near Bemm River. Subsequently confirmed by
Joy Johnstone ( BOCA ) and myself today. Seen on Fletch's Stretch GR 701186
Murrungowar - Bemm River Map 8622 - N 1:50,000, thanks Len Axen.
3 Swift Parrots in bush near the southern end of the
Paddy's Ranges Park (approx 10 km south of Maryborough), thanks Jack
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
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