Western Treatment Plant Werribee Victoria

Subject: Western Treatment Plant Werribee Victoria
From: "Dave Torr" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 22:47:06 +0000
I was there on Sunday and saw 4 Wedge-tailed Eagles (in a tree by Paradise Road) and a flock of at least 20 Little Corellas by the office - neither of them very common species for the plant. No sign of the Lesser Sand Plover or the Pratincoles though.

From: "Shirley Cameron" <>
To: "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Western Treatment Plant Werribee Victoria
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 07:59:50 +1100

We had a brief trip to the Plant this morning.  We commenced at the eastern
end and worked west.  There is now a lot of water in both Conservation
Lagoons, consequently very few waders about.
Has anyone seen a Lesser Sand Plover in the area?   Three of us think we
have on 2 separate occasions.
There were few birds on the  Borrow Pit.  There were plenty of duck on all
the deep lagoons and on Lake Borrie too.   Very few birds apart from
Shelduck at Paradise Road. There were many Freckled Duck in the rock in
Borrie South. No signs of the Oriental Pratincol. As the tide was in there
were few birds  at Kirk Point, 3 Common Terns were most interesting as well
as 3 Pied Oystercatchers with their distinctive leg-bands.
What a delight the Tsection(Murtcaim) was; the 3 sections all had plenty of
waders. There are plenty of Banded stilts still  voraciously feeding.  The
Lagoon was packed with Avocet, Banded Stilts and among them I counted 8
Godwits.  It was a wonderful sight.  When we were there the other day there
were 3 Brolga at the waters edge.   So it is still a great place to visit.

Shirley Cameron
03 9741 2997

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