Birdline Victoria Update - 19 Ocotber, 2003

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Birdline Victoria Update No. 134
For the week ending: 19 October, 2003


19 October

There was a female White-winged Triller in the western block of the You Yangs Regional Park and a Singing Bushlark at Peak School Rd, near the You Yangs Regional Park, thanks Richard Nowotny.


19 October

2 pairs of White-winged Trillers were seen at the T-section lagoons, Western Treatment Plant and a pair of Brolga with a large chick - Point Wilson Rd (the usual location), thanks Richard Nowotny.


19 October

A Sacred Kingfisher was seen at Westgate Park, Fisherman's Bend, thanks Richard Nowotny.


16 October

An Azure Kingfisher was seen at Chelsworth Park, Ivanhoe, hunting in a small lake to the south of the car park - to the left of the cricket field, thanks Tim Dolby. 


12 October

There were 2 Olive Backed Orioles seen at Banyule Flats, thanks James Bailey.


11 October

A white phase Grey Goshawk was seen twice being pursued by Magpies over Pakenham Road, Cockatoo, thanks Noel Billing.


11 October

On Linsday Island (Murray Sunset Nat. Park) there were 2 pairs of Banded Lapwing, both with young and on the border of Linsday Island and Ned's Corner two Western Gerygones were seen, thanks Doug Holly.


9 October

A flock of at least 50 Regent Parrots was observed, along with a pair of Pink Cockatoos, near the Casuarina Camp Ground in Wyperfield National Park by Keith Stockwell, and 16 other members of the Victorian National Parks Association, GPS reading was 35 27 20 S and 141 59 39 E.


Late September/ Early October

Recent sightings at Banyule Flats, including the return of some summer migrants include:
Powerful Owl, on several days in Sep and on 7 Oct; White-winged Triller, 1 Oct; Pallid Cuckoo; Rufous Whistler, 20 Sep; Dusky Woodswallow, 20 Sep; 1 Tree Martin, with Fairy Martins 25 Sep; Sacred Kingfisher, 1 Oct; Latham's Snipe from 4 Oct and 3 pairs of Black-winged Stilt, 11 Oct, thanks Richard Loyn and Lynne Easton.

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