Birdline Victoria Update - 27 April, 2003

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 10:29:03 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 115
For the week ending: 27 April, 2003

I'm back from holidays and study leave and back to daily updates and reporting all the sightings in Victoria.  Not much came through while I was away, so if anyone went birding in Victoria over Easter and the School holidays I look forward to seeing come through to share with everyone else.

27 April

2 Flame Robins in Coopracambra NP in a burnt out section on the road to Beehive Falls (About 5 km past Beehive falls, heading away from the Monaro Hwy), thanks Peter Fuller.


26 April

A single White-headed Pigeon - Cann River Caravan Park - In roost in gum above first onsite caravan in the centre row (closest to entrance/toilet block), thanks Peter Fuller.


26 April

Up to 50 Brolga were seen on the Blackwood Road, 10 kilometres south of Dunkeld, thanks Barbara Garrett.


24 April

A Magpie Goose was seen at Waterways Estate, Braeside, thanks Greg Cobern. 


23 April

A male Brush Bronzewing was seen on Sandringham Golf Links, thanks Michael Norris. 


22 April

A Powerful Owl sighted on a fence in Beamont Court Montrose, thanks Sandra and Peter Hutchinson.


21 April

2 Regent Honeyeaters, along with lots of Gang Gang Cockatoos, were seen at Greenhills Road Dam in the Chiltern Box-Ironbark National Park.


21 April

Over 300 Corellas (mainly Long-billed but many not identified) flying west over Brighton, thanks Michael Norris. 


14 April

A Wedge-tailed Eagle was sighted in flight and observed perched within 20 feet at Belfast Rd Montrose, thanks Sandra and Peter Hutchinson.


12 April

12 Swift Parrots in Montpellier Drive, Highton, Geelong, thanks John Newman.


9 April

A Southern Boobook was heard in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, near the Fairy Garden area, thanks Martin O'Brien.


5 April

A Black Falcon was drifting around the Trig Hill lookout in the Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens annexe, thanks Jack Krohn.


5 April

A Sooty Oystercatcher at Altona Foreshore, not a common bird in Port Phillip away from Mud Islands especially at the head of the bay just 5 km from Port Melbourne, thanks Mike Carter.


4 April

The highlights of the Port Fairy pelagic trip include around 200 Fairy Prions, a large number of 11 Buller's Albatross, distant views of a Sooty Albatross, 1 Grey-backed and 130 White-faced Storm Petrels and 2 Long-tailed Jaegers, thanks Mike Carter.


4 April

The first of the wintering Scarlet Robins has arrived at Royal Park, Melbourne in the scrubland near Manningham Rd, thanks Tim Dolby.


2 April

2 Swift Parrots in Montpellier Drive, Highton, Geelong, thanks John Newman.


The Sooty Oystercatchers were still at Altona Foreshore, where Beach Rd joins esplanade, thanks Peter Fuller


A mixed flock of Long-billed and Little Corellas are still present at the Dandenong off ramp from the South-eastern Freeway, thanks Martin Symes


The male Musk Duck near Middle Brighton Pier first seen on 2/4 was still there on the 21st, thanks Michael Norris


Both Long-billed and Little Corellas can be found through out Melton and Melton South, thanks Micah Kawalek

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