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Sun 26Pied Butcherbird, Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Shoplands Road, Annangrove
Single adult Pied Butcherbird observed mid-afternoon, first record of the species since 2002. Neither was it recorded at the site in the early 1970's when Shoplands Road was a Sydney birdwatchers' hotspot. Two Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters are only the second sighting here since the colony disappeared after a prescribed burn in the gully in 2010. Other record was a single bird in Jan 2018.
Darryl Smedley 26/5 #239541

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Sun 26Osprey
laverton Creek mouth, Altona
Saw twice - a bird left Truganini Park woodlands about 7.30AM, perched on a bush at beach for a while then flew towards Pt Cook; later flew up Laverton Ck estuary about 9.30AM, putting up everything, then continued southwards. Excellent view at 20m as flew slowly past. Camera in car, of course. eBird checklist
Peter Bennet 26/5 #239543
Sat 25Magpie Geese / Pied Geese
Warrnambool Merri River wetlands Victoria
Flock of Magpie geese- seen in the wetland area around the Merri (near Midfields rendering plant). In the company of a large group of swans..
Angela Alexander 25/5 #239539
Fri 24Fork-tailed Swift
Shell Road Recreation Reserve, Ocean Grove
Flying easterly, just above tree height. Warm N-W wind, unsettled skies to the west.
Tom Fletcher 25/5 #239537
Swift Parrots
Woodville Park, Hoppers Crossing
Minimum of 8 Swift Parrots in the tall Sugar Gums behind the shops.
Bernie McRitchie 24/5 #238533
Thu 23Female King Parrot
Summerhill Park - Ashburton Melbourne
Female specimen was alone, being harried by another bird's danger call - possibly a miner. It was chirping rather quietly. See image.
Rich 26/5 #239542
Terek Sandpiper
Stockyard Point
9 birds flew in about half an hour before sunset. Distinct upturned bills and bright orange legs. eBird checklist
Daniel Terrington 24/5 #238534
Freckled Duck
Lancefield-Tooborac Road, Lancefield
Flock of 30 birds on a large private dam about 3kms north of Lancefield. Easily seen from the road. By far the largest number I've seen in the area.
Peter Houston 23/5 #238530
Wed 22Swift Parrot
290 Gooch Road Stratford Vic 3862
I saw and photographed this unusual bird during my 20 minute bird count at my property, for birdlife australia backyard bird count. I could not identify it, so posted it to birdlife east gippsland for assistance and was advised by Dan Ashdown it was a juvenile Swift Parrot. The bird is similar in size to a Musk Lorikeet.
Lee Spalding 26/5 #239540

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