Interesting birds at Westgate Park (Port Melbourne)

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Subject: Interesting birds at Westgate Park (Port Melbourne)
From: "Dr Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 21:37:17 +1000
Melbourne birders (and visitors) may be interested in the following recent
sightings at this near-city wetland park in the shadow of the Westgate

*       Peregrine Falcon (pair) - nesting/roosting on the second bridge
pylon back from the river (the pylon with the metal platforms attached to
*       Baillon's Crake - present for at least 2 weeks in the small pond on
the western side of the park (seen from the concrete bridge).
*       Australian Shoveler (several).
*       Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (pair) - present for several weeks.
*       Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (pair) - ? resident.

I also had quite close encounters with 2 separate Tiger Snakes sunning
themselves 2 days ago.



Port Melbourne, Victoria

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