Song Thrush - South East Melbourne

To: Charles Hunter <>
Subject: Song Thrush - South East Melbourne
From: James Mustafa Jazz Orchestra <>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 02:21:21 +0000
Hi Charles,

Whilst I wouldn't say it's a patch of mine, I've done quite a bit of birder
at the RBG and I've never seen/heard a Song Thrush there. I think they
stopped being recorded their around 2010. Seems to have disappeared
unfortunately, or fortunately?


On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 11:55 AM, Charles Hunter <> wrote:

> Hi James,
> I saw one in Melbourne Botanical Gardens in 2006 (I'd just got back from
> London the week before where I'd seen plenty of them in Holland Park).
> Are they still seen in the Botanical Gardens?
> Cheers,
> Charles
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> *From:* James Mustafa Jazz Orchestra <>
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> *Sent:* Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 21:37
> *Subject:* [Birding-Aus] Song Thrush - South East Melbourne
> Hi all,
> A post mainly concerning Melbourne birders, but still potentially valuable
> information for interstate listers! Song Thrush appears to be an
> increasingly difficult bird to track down, particularly for those in the
> South East side of Melbourne. I think it's scarcity is due to the
> decreasing amount of English styled gardens in Melbourne. I know it's a
> 'plastic' - but it's a nice plastic with a pretty song and counts the same
> as an Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross in the listing scheme of things!
> Having said all that, for those that don't want to travel out to Sunshine,
> Caroline Springs and other suburbs in Melbourne's west where their numbers
> are still 'ok' - I've been having a lot of luck with Song Thrush at
> Dandenong Valley Wetlands recently and according to other eBird sightings,
> it appears I'm not the only one.
> I photographed a pair in a small bushy area near the footy oval here only
> yesterday -37.919706, 145.202305
> Saw another here last week -37.916840, 145.202361
> And heard another calling from approx this location -37.913981, 145.203567
> To access DVW, drive down Wellington Rd and turn onto Garnett Rd. I usually
> park at the car park next to the sports ovals and head in from there.
> Hope that interests some birders!
> All the best,
> James Mustafa
> 0400 951 517
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