Birdline Victoria Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
Date: 6 Aug 2012 01:31:23 +1000

Birdline Victoria

Published sightings for the week ending 5 Aug 2012.

Sun 5 Aug Fairy Martins Serpentine
Two flocks of Fairy Martins seen near Serpentine on the Loddon Valley Highway, new spring arrivals.
simon starr

Freckled Duck, Barn Owl Western Treatment Plant, Werribee
A single Freckled Duck was seen on Lake Borrie this morning, and on the way there we flushed a Barn Owl from Moonah trees along Paradise Rd near the intersection with Chirnside Rd.
Steven Davidson - The Melbourne Birder

Powerful Owl 100 Acres, Park Orchards
Being enthusiastically mobbed by a White-eared Honeyeater.
Mike Honeyman

Sat 4 Aug Malleefowl Murray-Sunset NP
One, possibly two Malleefowl 15 kmwest of Last Hope gate intoMurray-Sunset via Hattah at 3PM. Saw Mallefowl tracks 2km further west also. Then nearly ran over a Malleefowl on highway at Bronzewing Flora and Fauna Reserve south of Ouyen.
John Weigel

Possible Osprey Lake Eildon (near Bonnie Doon)
This afternoon an Osprey seen flying over Lake Eildon near Bonnie Doon.
Ian Ashton

Fri 3 Aug Australasian Shoveler Blackburn Lake
Male (2) + female (1) swimming together from middle of lake to northern end. Not seen today 5/8.
Trevor Kerr

Freckled Duck and Blue-billed Duck Coolart Wetlands & Homestead
3 Freckled Duck on the lagoon. 4 male and 1 female Blue-billed Duck also on the lagoon and 2 male and 1 female Blue-billed Duck on the wetlands.
Brian Thomas

Tue 31 Jul Hooded Plover St Andrews Beach
Hooded Plover (25). East of Paradise Rd car park. A group of 6 adults feeding on 'grass' covered rock platforms. Two 'family' groups of 9 and 10 respectively along the beach. Included many juveniles and many with tags. Also a trail of running emu footprints along the beach.
Terry Gourley

Pink Robin 15 Foster Street, St Kilda
A female Robin was foraging in a small row of Lilly Pillies in someones front yard. This is quite unusual for an urban street.
Gio Fitzpatrick

Mon 30 Jul Buff-banded Rail and Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater Elsternwick Golf Course
A single rail was seen on an open grassy area of the course near the creek. A pair of Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters was also seen further down stream.
Gio Fitzpatrick

Fri 27 Jul Brown Songlark Avalon
Avalon Saltworks - restricted area; Brown Songlark heard calling strongly about 3:15pm in afternoon sun after rain showers and wind eased. An early record for a spring migrant. Bird not located but distinctive unmistakable call clearly heard over two 5 minute periods. Also total 22 Blue-winged Parrots mainly west of Dandos Rd; numerous Banded Stilts and Red-necked Avocets visible from unrestricted area behind beach huts.
Craig Morley

Oriental Pratincole, Blue-winged Parrot Western Treatment Plant, Werribee
Oriental Pratincole Single Bird flushed near Summer Lagoon 2, and flew to Western Lagoon area, where it could not be re-located. Blue-winged Parrot Approx 12 at the Spit, and 6-8 in paddock north of Summer Lagoon 2.
John Tongue

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