Birdline Victoria Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
Date: 27 Aug 2012 01:31:28 +1000

Birdline Victoria

Published sightings for the week ending 26 Aug 2012.

Sat 25 Aug White-winged Black Tern, Lewin's Rail, Glossy Ibis, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper etc Western Treatment Plant, Werribee
Quite a good day at Werribee, lots of birds, although not too may waders. Highlight was the White-winged Black Tern, reported last week. Got photos of it, obviously not a juvenile (wrong time of year for one thing!). Also had a Lewin's Rail run across the track to the hide at the Little River Mouth (still can't get a photo of one). 1 Glossy Ibis at the Beach Rd Lagoon. 7 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, some in good breeding plumage with 1 Curlew Sandpiper and about 50 RN Stints at the Paradise Lagoon.
Kevin Bartram

Red-capped Robin Serendip Sanctuary
One male Red-capped Robin see on the Forest Road north side of Serendip Sanctuary today at app 2.30pm. Very blurry reference shot attached.
Paul Hackett per Echidna Walkabout

Thu 23 Aug Black Kite Bacchus Marsh
Single, very large Black Kite quartering over paddock south of and adjacent to Bacchus Marsh Racecourse on Bacchus Marsh - Balliang Rd at 12:30hrs today.
David Whelan

Crimson Rosella Whipstick forest
4 or 5 female Crimson Rosellas observed feeding from wattles in a mallee area north of Skylark road in the Whipstick section of Greater Bendigo NP. Well north of usual range. Also seen in the area were a pair of Crested Bellbird, a party of Painted Button-quail, Purple-gaped and Tawny-crowned Honeyeaters, Shy Heathwren and Brush Bronzewing. Gilberts Whistler heard.
Simon Starr

Wed 22 Aug Latham's Snipe Troups Creek Catchment Hallam Rd.
3 Latham's Snipe flushed during monthly Melbourne Water Survey. Also of interest 12 Cattle Egret and a sub-adult Peregrine Falcon.
Arthur Carew and Robert Wright

Spotted Quail-thrush Brisbane Ranges National Park
Spotted Quail-thrush (1) Redbeak track
Angus Hartshorn

White Indian Peafowl ( feral ) Langwarrin Fauna & Flora Reserve
Single bird in dense undergrowth at 1430 near junction of Paperbark and Military tracks. This sighting has been reported to Parks Victoria for appropriate action. (Moderators note: although feral Indian Peafowl reports would not normally be published as they do not fit any of the Birdline report criteria, we chose to publish this report because it may be of interest to local birdwatchers.)
Danny Vits

Tue 21 Aug Whimbrel Barralliar Island, Western Port
2 roosting on island. Also a Sooty Oystercatcher, 48 Double-banded Plover, 450 Red-necked Stints, etc. This was part of a count for the BOCA Western Port survey (Birdlife Australia), delayed by previous bad weather. A pair of Little Penguins nesting on island. 104 Royal Spoonbills roosting in paddocks near Bullock Swamp on French Island nearby, 3 pairs of Cape Barren Geese one of them with a small young.
Richard Loyn and Chris Chandler

Red-capped Robin In garden between Flowerdale and Strath Creek

Laurie Macmillan

Mon 20 Aug White-necked Heron Beach Rd, east of Avalon Airport
A group of 27 in a flooded field - a large number anywhere.
Richard Nowotny

White-bellied Sea-Eagle Branch Rd, You Yangs Regional Park
Sub-adult unexpectedly seen in late afternoon low over trees at edge of You Yangs Park.
Richard Nowotny & Jenny Michaels

Sun 19 Aug Oriental Pratincole Western Treatment Plant, Werribee
Pleased to say that the Oriental Pratincole is still present at WTP. Watched and photographed for 1 hour on Western Lagoon 2. 13.00-14.00
Bernie O'Keefe

Freckled Duck Coolart wetlands
2 Freckled Duck seen from Minsmere hide on the opposite side of the lake
Jackson Airey

Common Diving Petrel St Kilda Beach
Four beach washed Common Diving Petrels were found on St Kilda Beach adjacent to Luna Park over the last few weeks. One was found yesterday and the other three were found a few weeks ago.
Gio Fitzpatrick

Birdline Victoria is sponsored by BirdLife Victoria and co-ordinated and hosted by Eremaea Birds.


To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU