Bronze-cuckoo at Woodlands Historic Park (Melb)

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Subject: Bronze-cuckoo at Woodlands Historic Park (Melb)
From: "Marlene Lyell" <>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 07:02:39 +1000
Lawrie Conole wrote:
  No bronze-cuckoos yet ........

Hi All,
On Thursday at the Back Paddock carpark, I heard a Horsfield's Bronze-cuckoo.
Also, whilst I'd stopped here for a quick cuppa, Golden Whistler, Grey Fantail, Brown-headed Honeyeaters, Willie Wagtail, Red-browed Finch. The honeyeaters gave excellent views whilst working through some acacia.
Also on Thursday, while meandering around the back roads of Yan Yean, I watched 5 Brown Thornbills playing around in a fork of a eucalypt. The fork was approximately 15 metres from ground level.  When I got the binoculars on them, I realised that they were actually bathing.  The fork obviously held water and they were having a great time.  Certainly no worries about cats etc up there!
Yan Yean highlight: a pair of Great-crested Grebe whilst in the paddocks along Dunnett's Road, Long-billed and Little Corellas and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. 
Happy birding
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