Edithvale Wetlands, SE Melbourne

Subject: Edithvale Wetlands, SE Melbourne
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 13:54:03 -0000
Highlights of the Birds Australia monthly census of the Edithvale Wetlands conducted on 8 January by Andrew Silcocks and I were as follows. Most, except where marked (N) for North, were on the South side of Edithvale Road, which is drying out.
Magpie Goose, 1 
Blue-billed Duck, 6 (N)
Glossy Ibis, 1
Baillon's Crake, 1 (N)
Latham's Snipe, 4 (N) (surprisingly few)
Marsh Sandpiper, 2
Common Greenshank, 2
Wood Sandpiper, 2
Pectoral Sandpiper, 2
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, 800 (compared with 2,000 on 5 January)
Black-winged Stilt, 10 (compared with 75 on 5 January)
Whiskered Tern, 20
Also on 5 January was a Peregrine Falcon and Australian Hobbies were seen both days.
Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza    VIC     3930
Ph:  (03) 9787 7136
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