Birdline Victoria Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
Date: 30 Apr 2012 01:30:53 +1000

Birdline Victoria

Published sightings for the week ending 29 Apr 2012.

Sun 29 Apr Swift Parrot Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park (Chiltern)
Swift Parrot 20+ birds seen in eastern part of park (Langs Track, near Reilly's Road) with two Little Lorikeets and several Crimson and Eastern Rosellas
Paul Dodd & Ruth Woodrow

Ruddy Turnstone Western Treatment Plant, Werribee
Ruddy Turnstone (1) single bird in almost full breeding plumage, 15E Outlet
Steven Davidson - The Melbourne Birder

White-bellied Sea-Eagle Whanregarwan Road, Alexandra
Immature bird circling above Goulburn River billabongs, magpies in pursuit.
David Wakefield

Sat 28 Apr Barking Owl Killawarra Forest
A Barking Owl was heard calling a few times just after dawn this morning. I was quite surprised by the timing.This is species is known to occur in the forest but is irregularly recorded with my last record here being in 2008.
Michael Ramsey - Bronzewing Birding Services

Fri 27 Apr Swift Parrot Major Plains
A flock of 10 birds flew over the Benalla-Boundary Rd to the south-west. A little surprised to see here. Perhaps they were moving between Boxwood NCR a few kilometres to the north (they have been recorded here before) and the Dookie Hills to the south where there is suitable habitat.
Michael Ramsey

Broad-billed Sandpiper Austin Rd, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee
Broad-billed Sandpiper feeding at the Murtcain drain outlet at low tide this afternoon with a small number of Red-necked Stints and Double-banded Plovers. Other interesting species recorded were Spotted Harrier nearby, Spotless Crake calling at T-section lagoon and single Glossy Ibis just past Little River crossing. A few Blue-winged parrots seen but no OBP's.
Scott Baker, Simon Mustoe

Song Thrush, White-naped Honeyeater Hoppers Crossing 3029
At 1630 hours, observed a single Song Thrush foraging around the base of a bird bath in my garden. This is the fourth sighting of Song Thrush in my garden since late January 2012, on one occasion there was a pair. White-naped Honeyeater (2) bathing in bird bath, this is a first record of this species in my garden.
Peter Gibbons

Southern Scrub Robin Lt Desert NP - Kiata Campground walk to Trigg Point Lookout
Very few birds around this area but the highlight was great close up views of the Scrub Robin. Later in the day we returned to Dahlenburg Track where once again we saw a small group of Slender-billed Thornbills and several Shy Heathwrens.
Hedley & Irena Earl

Thu 26 Apr Sooty Oystercatcher Brighton
500 metres south of Brighton Baths on rocks
Debbie Lustig

Red-capped Robin You Yangs - Big Circle Drive
1 Male and poss female
Trish Stephens and Kay Campbell

Peregrine Falcon, Blue-winged Parrot, Elegant Parrot, White-fronted Honeyeater, Slender-billed Thorn Little Desert NP (southern end of Salt Lake Track)
Peregrine Falcon Blue-winged Parrot Elegant Parrot White-fronted Honeyeater Slender-billed Thornbill (6) Found these birds in exactly the same spot as yesterday. To find them drive the full length of the Old Dahlenburg Tk then walk 100 metres to the track that leads left and then turn right about 100 metres along and then walk about another 100 metres to a bend and that seems to be where they are resident
Hedley Earl

Wed 25 Apr Sooty Oystercatcher Swan Bay near Point Gellibrand, Williamstown
Three in flight, calling. One pair flew on, a solitary bird returned to the rocks.
Carol Challis

Elegant Parrot, Slender-billed Thornbill, Gilbert's Whistler Little Desert NP (southern end of Salt Lake Track)
Elegant Parrot Slender-billed Thornbill Gilbert's Whistler Great mornings birding. Our sightings were achieved along both the Jungkum track for the Elegant parrot and at the end of Dahlenburgs Track for the Whistler and Thornbills. Photos obtained of all 3 species.
Hedley Earl

Mon 23 Apr Brush Bronzewing Glen Huntly, Melbourne
Must have been blown in with the recent wild weather, the bird was in a state of shock. Took it to the local vet, animal rescue, she seemed unimpressed! I hope she did the right thing!
Alain Darman

Sun 22 Apr White-eared Honeyeater Long Hollow Reserve Beaumaris
One seen briefly - first Bayside record since 2008. A Yellow-faced HE was perched on the same dead tree. Along the Bayside coast recent sightings include a Richard's Pipit and more Flame Robins.
Michael Norris

Slender-billed Thornbill, Forest Raven, Brown Quail Nhill-Harrow Rd, corner of Jingum Track, Little Desert NP
Had a small group of 4 Slender-billed Thornbills. First I've had here for a few years. Finally got some good photos. Had a Forest Raven fly over, giving distinctive low call, several times. Flight photos show a deep-bellied, large-billed bird. Australian Ravens also in area. This is a few kms north of previous sightings I've had here & suggest FRs could be resident. Brown Quail seen twice 3 & 2 birds, this species seems to be everywhere at the moment. Also had nice views of Rufous Fieldwren. Black Falcon about 6 km south.
Kevin Bartram

Sat 21 Apr Crescent Honeyeater, Yellow Thornbill, Scarlet Robin Forest Street, Woodend
Crescent Honeyeater (2) Back yard birds, first records here. Yellow Thornbill (5). First records here. Scarlet Robin (1) A male at the old racetrack. First record here.
Lawrie Conole

Buller's Albatross, Sooty Shearwater, Flesh-footed Shearwater, White-fronted Tern etc. Cape Nelson
Good numbers of seabirds offshore, & good birds seen, despite fog which limited visibity to about 1 K. 1 adult Buller's Albatross; 1 Sooty Shearwater with very distinctive & typical white primary coverts, typical for species, quite large compared to near by Fluttering Shearwater (haven't seen one from shore for years); 1 Flesh-footed Shearwater, (also not often seen from shore); 2 Brown Skuas; 1 Arctic Jaeger (& 4 other jaegers, either Arctic or Long-tailed); 6 adult White-fronted Terns (no juveniles!); 1 Giant Petrel sp. Also about 70 Black-browed; 30 Shy & 6 Yellow-nosed Albatrosses; a few odd Short-tailed Shearwaters still present. 1 Beautiful Firetail seen at picnic area north of Cape Nelson.
Kevin Bartram

Fri 20 Apr Swift Parrot Mia Mia Rd Newstead Vic
2 birds feeding in flowering Grey Box trees at home.
John Alexander.

White-throated Nightjar Killawarra Forest
White-throated Nightjar seen at night Friday 20 April while spotlighting on Irishtown Road near Wallaby Hill Track, nightjar perched on a high branch. Nightjar found on ground in that area on Saturday 21st; it then flew to a high branch. Thanks to Peter Laws for the photo.
BirdLife Murray Goulburn

Blue-winged Parrots Point WIlson Rd, Western Treatment Plant
Large groups of Blue-wings, adding up to about 70 birds. Most remarkable that none of them appeared to be adults! Flying around a sunflower farm. Looked for Orange-bellied, but difficult to scan through swirling flocks.
Kevin Bartram

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