Re: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Recent observations

Subject: Re: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Recent observations
From: "Tim Bawden" <>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 10:46:17 +1000
I work in the area near the Princess Highway/Monash Freeway and often see the 
corellas. During the day a large number of them seem to congregate around 
Eumemmerring College to make noise and harass the ravens. They seem to be 
almost all long-billed with one or two little's seen occasionally.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Val Ford" <>
To: <>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 08:24:45 +1000
Subject: Recent observations

Hi Jack
Having just read your 'Recent observations' piece I thought what a what a great 
way to pass on observations that are not unusual but of general interest.  I, 
and probably many others, have a non-birding partner and need someone to 'talk 

You wrote:
>On both Saturday and Sunday mornings there were flocks of fifty-sixty 
>Corellas, mostly Long-billed as far as I could see, foraging on the eastern 
>batter of the Monash Freeway immediately north of the Princes Highway 
>overpass, 3-4 km east of Dandenong.  On the Sunday they were present at about 
>8:30 but gone by 9:15 am.

When we were driving back to Melbourne, at about 4.30pm Sunday [6/4], there 
were numerous corellas at the site mentioned above - wasn't able to tell what 

Whilst getting ready for a pack carry at the Mt St Gwinear car park, Baw Baw 
National Park, Vic, on 5/4 - male Flame Robins everywhere and a lovely view of 
a Superb Lyrebird crossing  the road on the way up. Whilst the flame robins 
were expected it was great to see them and whilst walking in the park many more 
were seen.

The Briars Historical Park, Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Vic . Always a 
great place for birding however on March 31 the place seemed to be 
'overflowing' with birds. Nearly all the expected bush birds were seen and 
nearly every second tree seemed to contain Spotted Pardalotes.  I have never 
seen so many at one time.  Were they migrating?


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