Birdline Victoria Update - 15 June 2003

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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 12:05:29 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 120
For the week ending: 15 June, 2003

Well, I have had a really positive response, and after solving a problem with my email address had 70 or so messages waiting for me to put on Birdline.  Thanks to all those people who encouraged me to continue and have undertaken to include me in the CC part of their messages to Birding-Aus or whatever.

15 June

There was a Chestnut Rumped Heathwren seen at Ironbark Basin, thanks Peter Bright.


14 June

There are several Spotless Crake at the Floating Islands Nature Reserve, Stoneyford, west of Colac, thanks Ian Davies.


13 June

4 Swift Parrot were seen in East Geelong, thanks Margaret Cameron.


12 June

A pair of Brolgas were seen near a dam, West Berry Road, between Creswick and Clunes, thanks John Gregurke.


9 June

A Spotted Harrier was seen at the Melbourne Water wetlands, Heatherton Rd/Monash Fwy, Dandenong North, thanks Greg Cobern.


9 June

At the Grampians National Park, near western end of Cassidy Gap track about 10k north of Dunkeld.  The highlight was the large number of Tawny-crowned Honeyeaters - possibly out-numbering the always common New Hollands, thanks Steve Clark.


9 June

A Fan-tailed Cuckoo was observed June 9, 2003 on the fenceline adjoining the Surbiton Park Purification Plant dam, corner of Butlers and Greigs Roads, Mount Cottrell, thanks Micah Kawalek.


9 June

2 Speckled Warblers were seen with a group of Striated Thornbills, on a cleared property on Loves Lane in the Brisbane Ranges, thanks Peter Fuller.


8 June

A Little Grassbird was calling and glimpsed at the lake on Elsternwick Golf Course (Melway 67 D4).  The first record of this species in the City of Bayside since 5/2/1958, thanks Michael Norris.


8 June

There were 2 Speckled Warblers associating with Striated Thornbills were seen at Love's Lane in the Brisbane Ranges, near Geelong Victoria, thanks Peter Fuller.


4 June

A male Rose Robin seen along river walk at Queens Park (Geelong) by members of BELLBOCA, thanks Peter Bright.


4 June

A Black Kite was observed over Branch Road, Little River, 400 meters west of Farrars Road intersection, thanks Micah Kawalek.


1 June

There were 2 Swift Parrots in a yellow gum in the West Wail Flora Reserve, 15 kms south of Dimboola, thanks Ian Morgan.


The Regent Honeyeater outside the Whispering Gums Motel, in Newstead was still there on the 10th, thanks Chris Tzaros.


The Oriental Pratincole was still present at its now usual spot at Paradise Road (at the end) near the Little River (east side of the Paradise Lagoons) in the Western Treatment Plant, on the 9th thanks Aaron Organ.

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