Birdline Victoria Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
Date: 10 Jun 2013 07:55:29 +1000

Birdline Victoria

Published sightings for the week ending 9 Jun 2013.

Sun 9 Jun Pacific Golden Plover Lake Murtnaghurt
One overwintering Golden Plover seen today. Some black spots on belly and lower chest. Also 9 Double Banded Plover, 150 overwintering Red-necked Stints and 53 Banded Stilts.
Trevor Lumb

Hooded Plover North of Pt Immpossible approx1 km
13 Hooded Plover on feeding on the dry bed of an ephemeral wetland about 1 kilometre inland from the coast.
Trevor Lumb

Black falcon, freckled duck, red-kneed dotterel, brown quail, black-tailed native hem Jawbone Reserve, Williamstown
Lots of birds on the wetlands and some nice species this afternoon. Freckled duck (3) present at area near bird hide, brown quail (5) just south of hide, lots of black-tailed native hens, black falcon patrolling above, two red-kneed dotterels, Australasian shoveler (4), black-fronted dotterel (2), and a swamp harrier patrolling the reed beds. 44 species seen in total.
Mel Mitchell

Spotted Harrier Point Cook Coastal Park
Seen flying low over grasslands on the way back from The Tower about 4pm.
Peter Shute

Northern Shoveler Western Treatment Plant, Werribee
Very distinctive, it stood out from everything else. It was on Lake Borrie at about 9:30am with some Australasian Shovelers and Pink-eared Ducks.
Vincent Knowles

Sat 8 Jun Spotless Crake Tanunda Wetlands (Mill Park)
Spotless Crake (1) on small north-eastern pond, good views for a minute or so.
Peter Bennet

Sat 8 Jun Australian King-Parrot Wilson Reserve, Ivanhoe
2 King Parrots feeding quietly in River Red Gums beside the walking track.
John Barkla, Fred Smith & David Kelly

Australasian Bittern Western Treatment Plant, NE shore of Lake Borrie, pond 9
In the reed beds beside the road, then flew again further along the lake shore into reeds.
Jill & Ian Wilson

Swift Parrot, Restless Flycatcher, Flame Robin Rowsley Valley
Two separate visits to the Rowsley Valley today. The afternoon trip with David Whelan. Cool, but sunny and a bit of a breeze for the raptors. Swift Parrot (10) Minimum of 10 birds in a flock. Restless Flycatcher (1) One seen on each visit. Flame Robin (3) inc. a bright male.
Bernie McRitchie

Grey Goshawk Hector St, Hamilton
Grey Goshawk (1) white morph, aggravating the local magpie gang with its presence, flew off towards the large sports ground north of Hector St
Samantha Greiner

Swift Parrots Warby-Ovens National Park (Boweya Forest)
A wonderful morning outing with Michael Ramsey searching for Swift Parrots, a bird I had never seen. Michael found a group of 8 birds which we enjoyed watching and photographing for much of the morning. This was my target bird which MR delivered again. Thanks Michael for a great morning out!
Bernie O'Keefe and Michael Ramsey

Thu 6 Jun White-fronted Honeyeater Chiltern-Mt Pilot NP (Ryans Track)
Single bird located around lunchtime whilst radio tracking Regent Honeyeaters.(Moderator's note: only the second record for Chiltern-Mt Pilot NP in recent times, MR).
Dean Ingwersen et al

Australasian Bittern Dandenong
Spotted at 3pm on the way home from work out in the open. Was in a recently flooded area near the Dandenong creek.
David Kelly

Spotted Harrier Mordialloc Creek
Lifted out of the reeds beside the lake cruised around so I could see his colours clearly then quietly landed.
Robert Scholes

Wed 5 Jun Spotted Harrier Western Swan Bay
1 Spotted Harrier actively hunting over saltmarsh
Birdlife Bellarine

Red-capped Robin, Crested Shrike-tit You Yangs, Western Paddock
Male Red-capped with Scarlet Robin, plus Shrike-tit pair on western edge of plantation.
Glen White

Hooded Plover, Double-banded Plover Breamlea
6 Hoodies , 20+ Double-banded Plovers plus Red-necked Stints and Red-capped Plovers at mouth of Bream [Thompsons] Creek.
Rodney Long

Tue 4 Jun Black-tailed Godwit Laverton Creek mouth
A quick visit after work, the recently reported Black-tailed Godwit was located near the mouth of Laverton Creek.
Bernie O'Keefe

Mon 3 Jun Brown Quail Banyule Flats Reserve
A Brown Quail heard calling in evening. Also 7 Hardhead (arrived since rain), a Yellow-billed Spoonbill and several Gang-gang Cockatoos.
Richard Loyn

Sun 2 Jun Southern Whiteface Halls Gap Golf Course
last stop on grand day out with BirdLife Horsham Southern Whiteface (3) small drab thornbil like bird with white forehead and white eye
Samantha Greiner

Sun 2 Jun Skylark Viewbank
Chirruping flight call (not song) heard twice at midday high over suburb, where the species is extremely rare. The second call was east of the first (i.e. one bird flying east or >1 in unknown directions). Probably displaced from sodden grasslands elsewhere after last night's heavy rain.
Richard Loyn

Spotted Harrier Bacchus Marsh, Parwan Road
An adult bird came out of Woolpack Road over Parwan Road (without stopping at the stop sign), around 10:30am. Going back north later in the day I saw presumably the same bird harrying low over pasture not far away near the corner with Exford Road (about 600 m SE from the earlier sighting).
Lawrie Conole

Gang-Gang Cockatoos Lysterfield Lake Park
A flock of 30+ Gang-Gang Cockatoos in several tall gums along the Logan Park track at 4:30pm. I've observed them in the same vicinity over the last month or so but not such a large number. (Moderator's note: although GG Cockatoos are reported in the eastern suburbs, regularly, especially in winter, this is quite a high number, MR).
Jeni Bedin

Sat 25 May Diamond Firetails & Brown Treecreeper Strathtulloh Woodland
Several Diamond Firetails & a Brown Treecreeper in Grey Box Grassy Woodland beside lower Toolern Creek in Strathtulloh Woodland (part of Toolern Regional Park south of Melton). Several Jacky Winters also seen on same walk.
Daryl Akers

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