Published sightings for the week ending 7 Sep 2014.
Sun 7 Sep White-winged Triller Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve
One male on Steep Track.
Nicole Spillane & Paul Jacobson
Painted Honeyeater Newstead township
Calling at 10am this morning - first return.
Sat 6 Sep Beautiful Firetail Bunyip State Park--Buttongrass Walk
Also a pair of Bassian Thrushes, a female Olive Whistler, a pair of
Wedge-tailed Eagles and several White-eared honeyeaters.
Swift Parrot Moonee Ponds Creek (near Fanny Street) in Moonee Ponds
A single Swift Parrot in the eucalypts around the park near Fanny
Street next to the Moonee Ponds Creek in Moonee Ponds.
Chris and Rosemary Lester
Fri 5 Sep Rosy-faced Lovebird (Peach-faced Lovebird) Bentleigh East
I heard an unusual psittacine call emanating from a plane tree,
subsequent investigation revealed a Peach-faced Lovebird perched in the
outer branches. Natural colours but obviously an escapee. It flew away
Thu 4 Sep Freckled Duck Braeside Park
A pair of Freckled Ducks seen swimming in the water in front of the
Bird Hide. Also present on or near the water was Hardhead, Grey and
Chestnut Teal, Coot, Black Duck, White-faced Heron, Australasian
Darter, Purple Swamphen, Little Pied Cormorant and Pelicans. Swamp
Harrier and Whistling Kite seen flying overhead.
Wed 3 Sep Grey Goshawk Cape Otway Rd
Eastern Curlew Anderson Inlet, Inverloch.
60 + feeding at low tide, west of Mahers Landing
Tue 2 Sep Freckled Duck GDF Suez Hazelwood Morwell River Wetlands,
One Freckled Duck, a very unexpected sighting in the Latrobe Region,
also an Australian Shoveler (male) and a Mallard (hybrid?). Great
viewing of a perched adult White-bellied Sea Eagle and an immature in
Alix Williams with the Latrobe Valley Field Naturalists' Bird Group
Mon 1 Sep White-winged chough Royal Park, Parkville
The lone chough spotted again
Latham's Snipe, Freckled Duck Mill Park Lakes Wetlands
A solitary Latham's Snipe at the edge of the water; my first for this
season. Also around 12 Freckled Duck; I have seen Freckled Duck here on
every visit this year.
Sun 31 Aug Red-browed Treecreeper, Brown Gerygone Wilsons Promontory
National Park--Lilly Pilly Gully
1 RB Treecreeper seen and heard in Damp Forest - listed in 4 habitat
types old WP National Park bird book by Roy Cooper (1975) but recorded
very infrequently in Birdata. At least 7 BGs seen or heard in
rainforest and adjacent densely shrubbed Damp Forest - they appear to
be very well settled at the Prom.
Swift Parrot Gilpin Park, Brunswick
Still present - possibly 5 birds.
Freckled Duck Blue Waters Lake Reserve, Ocean Grove
25-30 Freckled Ducks were observed roosting around a large willow tree.
Sat 30 Aug Lewin's Rail Royal Botanic Gardens (Cranbourne)
Heard calling beside the main access road while I was driving from the
Australian garden to the Stringybark picnic ground. I stopped and
walked back, hearing it calling again.
Grey-Tailed Tattler (possible, confirmation needed) Altona Coastal Park
Not 100% sure about my identification - bird was partially hidden
behind rocks and quite far away. Bird was located along Racecourse
Road, to the left of the 'bridge' above the Kororoit Creek. Would love
to hear about any other possible IDs for this bird. [Mod note: this
record needs confirmation i.e. the bird is most likely a Common
Sandpiper, a similar species regalarly recorded at this site. ]
Eurasian Tree Sparrows and New Holland Honeyeater Alice Street, Coburg
My second sighting of a New Holland Honeyeater in Coburg in six years
living here. This one was in a suburban front yard near the corner with
Victoria street. Eurasian Tree Sparrows are regularly at this location
including one this morning.
Fri 29 Aug Rainbow Lorikeet Alexandra
4 birds along UT Creek and around Lekie Park - a new Alex bird for me.
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