Birdline Victoria Update - 29 June 2003

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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 10:21:12 +1000
Birdline Victoria Update No. 122
For the week ending: 29 June 2003


27 June

There 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 Clark.


25 June

There were 2 Pacific Herons at the Haileybury College grounds at Berwick\ Beaconsfield (Edrington Campus), thanks Graham Beal.


24 June

There was a flock of Swift Parrots (at least 50) in the trees at the Waanyarra picnic ground between Tarnagulla and Dunolly, thanks Naomi Blackwell.


23 June

There were at least eight Chestnut-crowned babblers on the Ouyen- Manangatang road, outside RMB 6372, thanks Naomi Blackwell.


23 June

There was a very early sighting of a Shining Bronze-cuckoo in Port Fairy, thanks Steve Clark.


22 June

There 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 Starr.


22 June

The south-eastern suburb's Magpie Goose was at Waterways Estate in Braeside, along with an immature Darter and Blue-winged Parrots, thanks Kylie Eklom.


21 June

A Black-chinned Honeyeater was seen at the You Yangs Regional Park (Western Block/Hovell's Creek), thanks Richard Nowotny .


21 June

12 Banded Lapwing were present in the usual field on Beach Rd west of the Western Treatment Plant, thanks Richard Nowotny.


21 June

The 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 Peake.


21 June

There is a small flock of perhaps 4 Brown Gerygones at Willsmere Billabong, Kew, thanks Sue Taylor.


20 & 22 June

A light morph Little Eagle seen on Warneet Rd, beside the Warneet Nature Reserve, Melways 142 J10, thanks Peter Hermans and Robin Dzedins.


20 June

There was a pair of Regent Honeyeaters seen at the Hume Highway / Chiltern Box- Ironbark National Park roadside stop, thanks Micah Kawalek.


19 June

A Barn Owl sitting on the low bridge at the Birregurra Creek crossing on the Princes Highway, east of Colac, thanks Ian Davies.


17 June

An 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.


16 June

There were around 30 Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoos at Broadford in the top of some pines, thanks Wayne Osland.


16 June

2 Swift Parrots have been  seen overhead Bartley's Block in the Chiltern Box-Ironbark National Park, thanks Michael Ramsey.


16 June

A pair of Little Corellas on a street-light pole over the Princes Highway in Trafalgar (West Gippsland), thanks Jack Krohn.


16 June

More 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.


The Corellas 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 Krohn.

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