Bumper birding in NE Victoria over Easter..

Subject: Bumper birding in NE Victoria over Easter..
From: "Michael Ramsey" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 16:00:57 +1000

  Hello all,

  I managed some terrific birding in NE Victoria during the Easter
  break. On Easter Sunday (16/4/06) at Chiltern-MT Pilot National Park
  some great birds were seen. The forest is full of hundreds on Noisy
  Friarbirds and Red Wattlebirds, all foraging on Grey Box blossom. In
  some places it was difficult to hear anything else. Lots of
  White-browed Woodswallows were still around and a few Masked
  Woodswallows were sighted with them. At Frog's Hollow 2 groups of 5
  and 3 Swift Parrots were observed, along with a female Red-capped
  Robin. Honeyeaters such as White-naped, Yellow-tufted, Black-chinned,
  Eastern Spinebill, Little Friarbird were also there. Fuscous were very
  numerous. At Bartley's Block and single Swift Parrot was heard, then
  half an hour later 2 groups of 16 and 11 passed overhead.

  At Chiltern No.1 dam at dusk a large number of hawking woodswallows
  and swallows were observed. In one large group there was White-browed,
  Dusky, Masked, White-breasted Woodswallows, Welcome and White-backed
  Swallow and Tree Martins all together, truly amazing. A Red-kneeded
  Dotterel was also here along with a Diamond Firetail.

  On Easter Monday I visited Killawarra Forest in the Warby Range State
  Park. Around "The Camp" area I saw a single Swift Parrot and possible
  heard another. Five Hooded Robins were seen in a group on the ground,
  foraging with a pair of Red-capped Robin,a Flame Robin, 2 Speckled
  Warblers, a Jacky Winter and Buff-rumped Thornbills. Truly a special
  place for woodland birds. As with Chiltern Forest hundreds of Noisy
  Friarbirds were in the forest along with smaller numbers of Red
  Wattlebirds and Little Friarbirds, feeding on Grey Box blossom. On the
  way out of the forest towards Peechelba three King-parrots were seen,
  north of their usual, even wintering range. Finally on the way home a
  Zebra Finch was at Boorhaman.

  Michael Ramsey, Broadford, Vic.

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