Birdline Victoria Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
Date: 27 Jan 2014 03:02:48 +1000

Birdline Victoria

Published sightings for the week ending 26 Jan 2014.

Sun 26 Jan Terek Sandpiper Cheetham Saltworks, Point Henry
early morning look over the fence. Othe birds same as yesterday see 215639 Terek Sandpiper (1) sitting with a small group of Marsh Sandpipers. Very clear upturned bill, sitting 'scrunched up' with 'no neck'
Angus Hartshorn

Sun 26 Jan Square-tailed Kite Midland Highway Sebastopol
A single bird observed at low level over the Midland Highway at Sebastopol, just entering the suburban area.
Micah Kawalek

Sat 25 Jan Great Crested Grebe Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd
1 Great Crested Grebe in breeding plumage on a very small dam just north of Healesville-Yarra Glen Road close to Houghtons Lane.
Falk Wicker

Fri 24 Jan Long-toed Stint (2) Western Treatment Plant, Werribee - western lagoons
For a short time this afternoon 2 long toed stints fed side by side at the usual pond 9 spot. One of them flew off with a couple of sharpies and I relocated it feeding on the edge of pond 4, just inside the gate. No sign of the BBS but both Brolgas still there
Hedley Earl

Thu 23 Jan Black-faced Monarch Bunyip State Park
3 maybe 4 Black-faced Monarch, all along the first 2 kilometre stretch of Ash Landing Rd from where it intersects Black Snake Creek Rd. These and the other bird reported recently at Diamond Creek near Buttongrass Walk suggesting a possible westward push of this species commensurate with recent years. Other goodies seen on this sublime morning were a couple of WT Needletail at canopy height along Link Rd, a few Blue-winged Parrot trackside, and late-nesting Satin Flycatcher and Eastern Yellow Robin.
Steven Davidson - The Melbourne Birder

Thu 23 Jan Scarlet Honeyeater McKenzie Road Upper Beaconsfield
2 Birds seen ( Male and Female ) near gate to South East Water Compound , Possibly a 3rd brown bird , being chased by several Spinebill's.
Colin Mulvogue

Broad-billed Sandpiper, Ruff (Reeve) and Pectoral Sandpiper Western Treatment Plant, Werribee
Many birds and birders at the farm today. Broad-billed Sandpiper in usual spot on Western lagoon, a Reeve seen on pond 5W (?) -heading towards Conservation Lagoon (thanks Bob and Martin) and Pectoral Sandpiper at Borrow Pits.
Scott Baker

Australian Koel Grounds of All Saints' Anglican Church, Church St, Bright
Heard calling.
Scott Jessup

Wed 22 Jan Brolga Sanctuary Lakes Pt Cook
To my pleasant surprise I spotted 3 Brolgas flying over at 11.30am.
Maarten Hulzebosch

Tue 21 Jan Probable Southern Giant Petrel (white morph) Nobbies Philip Island
Spotted in Ocean between the nobbles and Summerlands beach floating beside what looked like a seal carcass. Large all white bird with black splotches.
Deb Crosby

Mon 20 Jan Latham's Snipe, Freckled Duck Coolart Wetlands & Homestead, Somers
13 Latham's Snipe and 1 Freckled Duck. Also 26 Pink-eared Duck observed by Peter & Liz Gower an unusually high number for this area
Pat Bingham reported by Brian Thomas

Square-tailed Kite North Bendigo 36 44S 144 17E 1' Cell
sighted flying low over North Bendigo, late afternoon
Ian & Annie Mayo

Common Sandpiper Epsom Water Treatment Plant, Bendigo
Single Common Sandpiper seen at Epsom Treatment Plant, Bendigo. Not sure if one has been sighted here before. Please note that Access conditions to the site have now changed. Details are still being considered by Coliban water.
Murray Chambers

Sun 19 Jan Satin Flycatcher, Blue-winged Parrot Lal Lal - Bungal Historic Area
A great day in the area with the highlight being a family of 5 Satin Flycatchers. Mum, Dad and 3 recently fledged, dependent young. We watched them for approx 1 hour. Also in the immediate area was a pair of Blue- winged Parrots. A single Latham's Snipe was also observed on the edge of a dam along one of the roads.
Peter Bright and Paul Schillier

Great-winged Petrel Cape Nelson Lighthouse
On a seawatch 12.30 to 2PM spotted a lone Great-winged Petrel about 500-1000 m from shore for 5-10 minutes. Identified by it's long forward held hooked-backed wings at the carpal. Never flapped it's wings the whole time I watched it. It's tail was too long for a White-chinned or Short-tailed Shearwater. Didn't have the pale base to the bill found on Flesh-footed, there appeared a little bit of a pale face though on some angles, so perhaps subspecies gouldii. It's very rarely that I've ever seen this species from shore. Also quite a number of Shy Albatrosses, 30 or so; good numbers of Short-tailed Shearwater, 20 or so Fluttering types, the only one close enough to identify was a Fluttering Shearwater.
Kevin Bartram

Brush Bronzewings Distillery dam Whipstick
Boy are these things flighty. At least 4 Brush Bronzewings at the distillery dams Campbells Rd Whipstick Forest this morning. 9,30am
Greg and Janice McKay

Sat 18 Jan Broad-billed Sandpiper and Long-toed Stint Western Treatment Plant, Werribee.
Half a day visit to the WTP, some observations were one Broad-billed Sandpiper in main conservation pond of Western Lagoon area south-west of Gate 2, off the end of central causeway road. One Long-toed Stint in Pond 9 of Western Lagoons (thanks to Danny Rogers for exact location). Banded Lapwings in paddock north of Beach Road (thanks to Angus Hartshorn who had his scope on them). Three Brolgas in grassland east of Gate 8. Quite a few Horsefield's Bushlarks around, four Cape Barren Geese in T Section. Many waders and Duck species present and active at the plant, as were quite a few birders who were good to catch up with after the stifling hot spell.
Peter Gibbons, John Forrester, Joel Merriman from Seattle, USA - via JCU in Townsville.

White-winged Trillers (female and juvenile), Sacred Kingfisher, Beautiful Firetails(2) Wonthaggi Heathland & Coastal Reserve
Trillers bred 2 years in a row in same location. Sacred Kingfisher only seen irregularly here. Also Blue Winged Parrots,4 Brush Bronzewings and very confiding Beautiful Firetails.
Mike Tesch

Mon 13 Jan Little Egret Hastings
Feeding on the mudflats at low tide.
Brian Thomas

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