Spring birding at The Briars

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Subject: Spring birding at The Briars
From: "Val Ford" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:12:59 +1000

Hi all,

Birding at The Briars, Mt Martha, southern Vic is always very rewarding however spring birding is even more so.  Spent yesterday morning there before going home totally exhausted having seen 52 species.

The highlights were:
  • 3 Shining Bronze-cuckoos 'sorting themselves out' - a lot of flying around, wing fluttering, calling, etc
  • good views of a Little Grassbird and a Clamorous Reed-Warbler
  • the wetland that had been dry for a long time and recently been deepened was full of water.  Not a large number of species there however Hoary-headed Grebe, Wood & Pacific Black Duck and Hardheads were seen.  Also 5 Black-fronted  Dotterels were 'sorting out' territories
  • a pair of Swamp Harriers flying over and around the wetland for a long time
Sorrento, Vic
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