Short report - Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic

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Subject: Short report - Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2005 10:35:51 +1000
Working out at the Western Treatment Plant (WTP), Werribee, Victoria yesterday, these are the incidental observations - note _none_ of the targeted Lewin's Rails on this trip!!! I did however make a confirmed sighting of a "Peter Fuller' - often seen on this list.

Highlights - one OBP heard at Little River mouth; Intermediate/Great/Little Egrets on Little River; Great Crested Grebes again on Little River; huge collection of birds on mud flats out front of Little River hide ...

Blue-billed Duck                     Oxyura australis
Musk Duck                            Biziura lobata
Black Swan                           Cygnus atratus
Cape Barren Goose                    Cereopsis novaehollandiae
Australian Shelduck                  Tadorna tadornoides
Pacific Black Duck                   Anas superciliosa
Australasian Shoveler                Anas rhynchotis
Grey Teal                            Anas gracilis
Chestnut Teal                        Anas castanea
Pink-eared Duck                      Malacorhynchus membranaceus
Hardhead                             Aythya australis
Hoary-headed Grebe                   Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Great Crested Grebe                  Podiceps cristatus
Darter                               Anhinga melanogaster
Little Pied Cormorant                Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Pied Cormorant                       Phalacrocorax varius
Little Black Cormorant               Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Great Cormorant                      Phalacrocorax carbo
Australian Pelican                   Pelecanus conspicillatus
White-faced Heron                    Egretta novaehollandiae
Little Egret                         Egretta garzetta
Great Egret                          Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret                   Ardea intermedia
Australian White Ibis                Threskiornis molucca
Straw-necked Ibis                    Threskiornis spinicollis
Royal Spoonbill                      Platalea regia
Yellow-billed Spoonbill              Platalea flavipes
Black-shouldered Kite                Elanus axillaris
Black Kite                           Milvus migrans
Whistling Kite                       Haliastur sphenurus
Swamp Harrier                        Circus approximans
Little Eagle                         Hieraaetus morphnoides
Brown Falcon                         Falco berigora
Nankeen Kestrel                      Falco cenchroides
Australian Spotted Crake             Porzana fluminea
Purple Swamphen                      Porphyrio porphyrio
Dusky Moorhen                        Gallinula tenebrosa
Eurasian Coot                        Fulica atra
Black-tailed Godwit                  Limosa limosa
Common Greenshank                    Tringa nebularia
Red-necked Stint                     Calidris ruficollis
Curlew Sandpiper                     Calidris ferruginea
Pied Oystercatcher                   Haematopus longirostris
White-headed Stilt                   Himantopus leucocephalus
Red-necked Avocet                    Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
Red-capped Plover                    Charadrius ruficapillus
Double-banded Plover                 Charadrius bicinctus
Red-kneed Dotterel                   Erythrogonys cinctus
Masked Lapwing                       Vanellus miles
Pacific Gull                         Larus pacificus
Silver Gull                          Larus novaehollandiae
Crested Tern                         Sterna bergii
Little Tern                          Sterna albifrons
Fairy Tern                           Sterna nereis
Galah                                Cacatua roseicapilla
Eastern Rosella                      Platycercus eximius
Red-rumped Parrot                    Psephotus haematonotus
Orange-bellied Parrot                Neophema chrysogaster
Superb Fairy-wren                    Malurus cyaneus
White-browed Scrubwren               Sericornis frontalis
Striated Fieldwren                   Calamanthus fuliginosus
Brown Thornbill                      Acanthiza pusilla
Yellow-rumped Thornbill              Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
White-plumed Honeyeater              Lichenostomus penicillatus
New Holland Honeyeater               Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
White-fronted Chat                   Epthianura albifrons
Magpie-lark                          Grallina cyanoleuca
Willie Wagtail                       Rhipidura leucophrys
Australian Magpie                    Gymnorhina tibicen
Little Raven                         Corvus mellori
Skylark                              Alauda arvensis
Australian Pipit                     Anthus australis
House Sparrow                        Passer domesticus
Red-browed Finch                     Neochmia temporalis
European Goldfinch                   Carduelis carduelis
Welcome Swallow                      Hirundo neoxena
Little Grassbird                     Megalurus gramineus
Golden-headed Cisticola              Cisticola exilis
Silvereye                            Zosterops lateralis
Common Blackbird                     Turdus merula
Common Starling                      Sturnus vulgaris
Fox                                  Vulpes vulpes
Rabbit                               Oryctolagus cuniculus
Cabbage White                        Pieris rapae
84 species

*Lawrie Conole
*/Senior Ecologist
Ornithology & Terrestrial Ecology
Ecology Australia Pty. Ltd.
/Flora and Fauna Consultants/
88B Station Street
*FAIRFIELD VIC 3078 Australia*
Ph: (03) 9489 4191; Mob: (0419) 588 993
Fax: (03) 9481 7679
ABN 83 006 757 142

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