Wilson's Promontary Ground Parrot

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Subject: Wilson's Promontary Ground Parrot
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:45:44 +1100
Hi all, just got back from a couple of weeks near Wilson's Prom in southern 
Victoria.  I had a day walking alone in the north end of the park, between 
Miller's Landing and Vereker Lookout.  Nothing remarkable, even though the walk 
was pleasant.

I did, however, stop along the Five Mile Road a couple of times to try to hear 
Ground Parrots.  I used playback, but as it was a tinny hand held speaker the 
calls probably didn't penetrate very far.  The good news is that I did hear a 
few distinct calls from the south, in the direction of the airstrip.  The calls 
were the rising double or triple whistles, rather than any single cheep or 
chirrup sounds heard on the BOCA tape.  The ground around there is pretty wet 
and is a bit of a snake pit, so I didn't go bashing deep into the heath though.

I was talking with someone (was it Chris Watson?) at the Stilt Sandpiper twitch 
who said this should be reported, as they hadn't been seen there for a few 
years.  Well, they're definitely there, just a bit inaccessible.  Pity, it 
would have been a tick for me...

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