were 2 over-wintering Cape Barren Geese in a roadside paddock
about 5km south of Cressy on the Colac road, there were also Brolgas trumpeting
in a paddock near Colac and 2 in a paddock west of Hexham, thanks Steve
were 2 Pacific Herons at the Haileybury College grounds at
Berwick\ Beaconsfield (Edrington Campus), thanks Graham Beal.
was a flock of Swift Parrots (at least 50) in the trees at the
Waanyarra picnic ground between Tarnagulla and Dunolly, thanks Naomi
were at least eight Chestnut-crowned babblers on the Ouyen-
Manangatang road, outside RMB 6372, thanks Naomi Blackwell.
was a very early sighting of a Shining Bronze-cuckoo in Port
Fairy, thanks Steve Clark.
were approx. 8 White-fronted Honeyeaters (some singing) 2 km SE
of Kingower as well as Tawny-crowned plus a few Swift Parrots all in flowering
Ironbark with a sparse understory of Flame Heath in flower, thanks Simon
south-eastern suburb's Magpie Goose was at Waterways Estate in
Braeside, along with an immature Darter and Blue-winged Parrots, thanks Kylie
Black-chinned Honeyeater was seen at the You Yangs Regional
Park (Western Block/Hovell's Creek), thanks Richard Nowotny .
Banded Lapwing were present in the usual field on Beach Rd west
of the Western Treatment Plant, thanks Richard Nowotny.
apparently resident pair (female and male) of Collared
Sparrowhawks was seen along the Merri Creek near the East Brunswick
velodrome, as well as a Darter about 500 metres further downstream, thanks Paul
is a small flock of perhaps 4 Brown Gerygones at Willsmere
Billabong, Kew, thanks Sue Taylor.
& 22 June
light morph Little Eagle seen on Warneet Rd, beside the Warneet
Nature Reserve, Melways 142 J10, thanks Peter Hermans and Robin
was a pair of Regent Honeyeaters seen at the Hume Highway /
Chiltern Box- Ironbark National Park roadside stop, thanks Micah
Barn Owl sitting on the low bridge at the Birregurra Creek
crossing on the Princes Highway, east of Colac, thanks Ian Davies.
Australasian Bittern was seen between the bridge and the mouth
of the Powlett River, near Kilcunda, in a wet patch on the left as you head down
to the river's mouth, thanks Elizabeth Shaw.
were around 30 Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoos at Broadford in
the top of some pines, thanks Wayne Osland.
Swift Parrots have been seen overhead Bartley's Block in
the Chiltern Box-Ironbark National Park, thanks Michael Ramsey.
of Little Corellas on a street-light pole over the Princes
Highway in Trafalgar (West Gippsland), thanks Jack Krohn.
than 50 King Parrots feeding on fallen acorns under the oaks in
Maffra, thanks Duncan Fraser.
The male Red-capped Robin
which bred successfully at Bushy Park near Boisdale last season is still
resident, it may be permanent, having been at the same spot for two years now,
thanks Duncan Fraser
The Regent Honeyeater outside the
Whispering Gums Motel, in Newstead was still there on the 22nd, along with some
Purple-crowned Lorikeets thanks Martin Symes.
were still on the off-ramp of the South-Eastern Freeway near Dandenong on the
19th, both Long-billed and Little have been seen here, thanks Jack
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