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Birdline Victoria

Birdline Victoria (Australia) is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

Birdline Victoria is supported by BirdLife Victoria and moderated by Margaret Alcorn, Michael Ramsey , Scott Baker, Simon Starr and Tim Dolby.

We support ethical birding .

26/10/2016

Moderators' Note

The Birdlife Australia Orange-bellied Parrot recovery team has asked that, as usual, we do not publish any reports of Orange-bellied Parrots. Please send any sightings directly to Chris Purnell at chris.purnell@birdlife.org.au. ALSO please note that Birdline Victoria won’t be publishing individual reports of Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo in the greater Melbourne area. However, it is worth noting that there have been a number of reports to Birdline Victoria. They certainly seem to be having a very good year and are being seen in urban areas across Melbourne including flocks near Melbourne’s CBD such as around the Fitzroy Gardens. Flocks have also been seen in Clifton Hill, Elsternwick, Elwood, Frankston, Hawthorn, Mentone, Mordialloc, Northcote, Parkville, South Melbourne, St Kilda, Werribee, and so on. It seems that they must have had a good breeding season, possibly related to the warm weather we’ve had in 2016.

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highlightHighlightmegamegaMega
December 2016
Fri 9Eastern Koel
Glenroy
One heard calling many times at 2345 hours as it flew over our house and neighbourhood; overcast conditions creating a glow in the suburban sky.
Charles Silveira 10/12 #229467
Thu 8Eastern Koel
Carlton Gardens
A bird has been calling here on and off for the past few weeks. Perhaps the same bird reported from other inner Melbourne locations?
Sean Dooley from a report by Filipina Moore 9/12 #229456
Great Knot
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
Two Great Knots with c.10 Red Knots among the curlew sandpipers and stints along from Beach Rd ramp towards the hide. One sharp-tailed sandpiper, but no phalarope!
Campbell Vincent 9/12 #229455
Stubble Quail
Viewbank
Female Stubble Quail emerged from Lomandras on the edge of my driveway in Old Lower Plenty Rd. as I was driving in this afternoon. Stopped 5 metres apart and looked at each other without moving for 5 minutes. Markings unambiguous. First quail of any sort that I have seen here in 20+ years. There are very high densities of seeding grasses in the revegetation along the banks of the River this year so maybe not surprising.
Neil Murray 8/12 #229453
Banded Lapwing
Whittlesea
One Bird seen at Yarra Valley Water Storage Lagoon in Grants Road. Restricted access but bird is visible from the road.
Colin Mulvogue 8/12 #229449
Wed 7Brolga
Lake Connewarre--Salt Swamp
Three Brolga, two adults and a recently fledged young one about 600 mm tall, on Salt Lake beside Barwon Heads airfield. Present for six hours, feeding along reed beds at the edge of the open water.
Martin Williams 7/12 #229440
highlightLittle Stint, Sanderling
Blue Rocks
Distinctive bird. Chestnut wash through face crown, nape and upperparts; pot-bellied and fine tipped bill. Seen at ~17:00 as Red-necked Stints were rapidly building up in numbers through 300, 400 and finally 800 by 17:30. eBird checklist
Craig Morley with Dan Ashdown, Bernie O'Keefe, Paul, Ben. 7/12 #229439
Eastern Koel - Eudynamys orientalis
Old Princes Highway Toorloo Arm
Single male, heard calling from approximately 6am until 11am. Sighted approximately 10.30am. Moving around tall trees on private farmland.
Maxine Richardson 7/12 #229438
Cattle Egret
Yando
Pair in floodway on Yando Swamp Rd eBird checklist
Malcolm Cousland 7/12 #229434
Tue 6megamegaLittle Stint
Blue Rocks
A single brightly coloured Stint was picked up by George Appleby in a flock of 700+ red-necked Stints. Photo by George Appleby. eBird checklist
George Appleby, Margaret and Richard Alcorn 7/12 #229433
Mon 5Little Friarbird
Eynesbury Forest and Grasslands
Two adults, one immature. Feeding in flowering Silky Oak near homestead cafe, with Red Wattlebirds. eBird checklist
Lawrie Conole 5/12 #229425
Little Lorikeet, Musk Lorikeet
Melton
5 Little Lorikeets and 10 Musk Lorikeets feeding in flowering Yellow Box on High Street side of City of Melton offices. Little Lorikeets are quite uncommon here - the usual common mix is Musk with Purple-crowned (and some Rainbow) Lorikeets. eBird checklist
Lawrie Conole 5/12 #229422
Sun 4Brush Cuckoo, Pallid Cuckoo
Spring Hill
One Brush Cuckoo calling early morning - still uncommon this far west, but becoming more regular in the Wombat State Forest. Two Pallid Cuckoos calling as well - the first heard in the district this year, which is nearly 4 months later than usual. Also Fan-tailed and Shining Bronze-Cuckoos very vocal still. eBird checklist
Lawrie Conole 5/12 #229421
Red-necked Stint
Hastings
10 stints feeding in low-tide mud just metres below busy bikepath and walking track, just outside 'Pelikan Societe' cafe. Very nice views until a magpie-lark sent them all up. (Moderator's note : although a common shorebird in Westernport this is apparently first ebird report of Red-necked Stint from Hastings since 1949. SB. ) eBird checklist
Debbie Lustig 4/12 #229419
Grey-tailed Tattler
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Austin Road
Single bird associating with flock of Greenshank [8] seen near hide [Austin rd Lagoon] Bit of a rarity at the farm. Austin road is presently closed but can be viewed [at a distance] from t-section lagoon.
Scott Baker, Kevin Bartram and Elizabeth Lloyd 4/12 #229416
Sat 3Red-necked Phalarope
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
Non breeding plumage. Small wader, very white underparts, head and neck. Black needle like bill. Black patch on eye that curves through ear coverts. Photos to be included. Seen on Beach Road rocks just inside gate 4 about 2hrs after high tide. eBird checklist
Angus Schmidt and Brendan Flynn 4/12 #229418
Noisy Friarbird
Mt Lofty Bushland Reserve, Redesdale, Vic
Single bird seen moving around red gum trees along a creek line. Observed by all 4 in the party. This species is not often seen in this part of Victoria.
Scott Eaton 4/12 #229417
Cicadabird
Reefton (Near Upper Yarra Reservoir)
Heard calling throughout the day. Heard last year also.
Arthur & Denise Carew 3/12 #229407
Little eagle
Freshwater Creek Dickins rd
Light morph. Circled above for 10 mins. Private property. A lifer on own property.
Colin Cannard 3/12 #229405
Fri 2Silver Gull
Lake Narracan
Two observed on Challenge Count Day sitting on the jetty. Rare in the Latrobe Region. Since 1998, only other Count Day record was 1 in 2010
Alix Williams for the Latrobe Valley Field Naturalists' Club 3/12 #229401
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Red Knot, Ruddy Turnsone
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
2 Broad-billed Sandpipers at the Bird Hide (thanks to Des). One Phalarope, 2 Ruddy Turnstones and 12 Red Knots between there and the Beach Rd gate.
Dave Torr and two UK visitors 2/12 #229395
Flame Robin
Heathglen Retirement Village, Werribee
Adult male in a neighbour's garden. First sighting in this location and also unusually late for a bird in this area - normally all gone before now?
Dave Torr 2/12 #229394
Thu 1White-headed Pigeon
Turtons Creek, South Gippsland
A bird settled on my verandah. The location is far south of their usual range.
Ron Brown 8/12 #229447
Wonga Pigeon
Gembrook
Have heard a Wonga Pigeon calling constantly in our area for the last few days and today we finally saw it in our backyard! We've not seen one in this area before.
Claire & Eva Wolinski, Barbara Richardson 1/12 #229385
Stubble Quail, Little Lorikeet, Little Corella
Moonee Ponds Creek (near Donald Avenue and north of Brunswick Road)
We flushed a Stubble Quail from the edge of the creek near Donald Avenue. Then, just north of Brunswick Road, we saw 2 Little Lorikeets fly over (these have been pretty uncommon recently) and observed about 50 Little Corellas drinking from the creek (where we normally only see a couple every now and then).
Chris and Rosemary Lester 1/12 #229376

November 2016
Wed 30Broad-billed Sandpiper
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Bird Hide
Bird feeding amongst stints and curlew sandpipers.
Clive Kaplan 30/11 #229373
Tue 29Eastern Koel
Carlton
1 male heard briefly near Lygon St X Elgin Street at 7.45pm.
George Appleby 1/12 #229378
Grey-tailed Tattler
Snowy River Mouth
Tattler seen directly below lookout. Picture on eBird. eBird checklist
Martin Maderthaner 29/11 #229363
Turquoise Parrot
Cabbage Tree-Conran Rd at Old Coast Rd
Saw 3 Turquoise Parrots take off and fly away from here. Seen at 07:45am today. Have seen then in this location and nearby here on several occasions on Echidna tours over the years. 4 more Neophema parrots flew across the road 500m south of here but too quick to id.
Martin Maderthaner 29/11 #229362
Top-knot Pigeon
Frenchs Narrows, Marlo
Flock of 20 Top-knots flying past from the lookout around midday. Heading East. Grainy picture on eBird. Seen during Echidna tour. eBird checklist
Martin Maderthaner 29/11 #229361
Square-tailed Kite
Snowy River Homestead and Grandview, Newmerella
Great views of Square-tailed Kite gliding overhead this afternoon. Photo on eBird checklist. eBird checklist
Martin Maderthaner 29/11 #229360
Mon 28Eastern Koel - Eudynamys orientalis
Bairnsdale
In Calvert Street, a single male calling from the top of a tree.
Faye Bedford 28/11 #229347
Eastern Koel
Elsternwick
Two birds male and female, male singing. In Elsternwick, corner Clarence St. / Shoobra Rd. In the morning 6:15 am.
Alek Kwiatkowski 28/11 #229344
Sun 27Brush Cuckoo
Warby-Ovens National Park--Wenhams Camp
A Brush Cuckoo calling constantly from near the camping area.
Chris and Rosemary Lester 1/12 #229375
Little Lorikeet
Beaumaris
A pair flying over.
Sean Dooley 28/11 #229354
highlightCook's Petrel, Gould's Petrel, White-headed Petrel
Port Fairy Pelagic
Cook's Petrel seen just before reaching continental shelf would be 5th record for Victoria [subject to BARC review]. Gould's Petrel seen well shortly after [another local rarity]. White-headed Petrels [6-8]and Grey-faced Petrels [60-70] also recorded. A good day for Pterodromas.
Scott Baker [and all aboard charter boat 'Perceive' -Birdswing and Birding pelagic tours] 27/11 #229342
Sat 26Eastern Koel
Royal Botanic Gardens (Melbourne)
Single male Eastern Koel initially heard, later observed feeding in a large Fig Tree in the eastern section of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens, approx. 150m west of Anderson Street.
Justin Sullivan 1/12 #229380
Crimson Rosella
Beaumaris
After having seen individual adult birds at Hampton and Brighton Beach over the past week, had a pair of adults fly through the garden. Most records for Bayside would be autumn/winter I would have thought.
Sean Dooley 28/11 #229355
Brush cuckoo
Truganina Park
Sighted in garden near main carpark. Dull grey eye ring and squarer tail confirm this over Fan-tailed. The species has not been recorded here since 2006.
Leigh Pieterse 26/11 #229331
Common Cicadabird
Brisbane Ranges National Park
Walked from Switch Track along Lookout Track then Burchell Trail toward Stony Creek Picnic area. Heard a Brush Cuckoo along the way. Then heading towards the Lower Stony Creek Reservoir not far from the picnic area, I saw a Sacred Kingfisher. Then just a little further I heard and turned to see a male Cicadabird about 20 meters away, flying low across the track calling loudly. eBird checklist
Adam Fry 26/11 #229330
Square-tailed Kite
Earlston
1 bird seen this morning
Doug Robinson 26/11 #229326
Fri 25Plumed Whistling-Duck
Winton Wetlands--Bill Friday Swamp
Two birds loafing on a log on the north side of the swamp during the late afternoon.
Bill Morecraft 26/11 #229324
Little Lorikeet
Koomba Park
Several Little Lorikeets seen in trees at the tennis club car park . Rainbow and Musk Lorikeets present as well.
Colin Mulvogue 26/11 #229323
Eastern Koel
Frankston
Two birds heard at the end of Grange Rd. One either side of Sweet Water Creek . There have been reports from this area in the last 3 / 4 Years
Colin Mulvogue 26/11 #229322
Square-tailed Kite, Cicadabird, Leaden Flycatcher
Badger Weir Park (and Cathedral Ranges)
Although Badger Weir Park is currently closed following severe storm damage, from the bottom car park we saw a single Square-tailed Kite harassing a Wedge-tailed Eagle just above the forest canopy. We also saw Cicadabird and Leaden Flycatcher. Cicadabird seem to be be doing well in the ranges at the moment, with several birds also seen in Cathedral Ranges.
Tim Dolby, Roger & Kathleen Horn 25/11 #229319
Thu 24Willie Wagtail
Winfields Road 25km south east of Horsham
Recently I have had a pair of willie wagtail's build a nest in the barbecue area. I was photographing their progress and noticed one of the three was a different colour. When they left the nest the brown was quite obvious, so I continued to take photo's with my very basic camera. The pair went on to lay eggs in the same nest for a second time and raised another three young with one also being brown.
John Taylor via Tim Mintern 28/11 #229351
Wed 23Red-necked Phalarope, Red Knot, Australian Hobby, Brolga
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
A Red-necked Phalarope, at least one Red Knot, numerous Red-necked Stints and several Curlew Sandpipers were spooked by a low flying Australian Hobby at Kirk Point. There were two Brolgas at Conservation Ponds 35E 8 & 9 and four at the Paradise Road Ponds.
John Eichler and Janice Dunphy 26/11 #229329
Plumed Whistling Duck
Cressy
A pair of Plumed Whistling Duck seen at a farm dam on the northern side of Potters Rd, Cressy, approximately 1.4 km east of Two Bridges Rd. Four more Whistling Ducks seen on a farm dam on the southern side of Potters Rd approximately 1 km west of Ledwell Rd.
Curtis Doughty 23/11 #229306
Square-tailed Kite
Maldon
Surprised to see a STK Hawking very low over houses in Maldon this afternoon about 3.00pm. Lost sight of it when it flew over the rear of the shops in Main St. I haven't seen one in Maldon before.
Greg McKay 23/11 #229303
Arctic Jaeger (7)
Point Kirk
A group of seven Jaegers were harassing a flock of Silver Gulls. The Gulls had flown high in a tight flock and the Jaegers would pick off a single Gull and then up to three birds would give chase. It was an amazing sight. eBird checklist
Margaret and Richard Alcorn 23/11 #229301
Tue 22Square-tailed Kite
Birremathool, Bailieston (restricted access)
Seen at Bailieston while walking around our Trust For Nature covenanted bush block. Identified as a large raptor soaring high, on upswept wings, with short, widespread, pointy tipped, shallowly forked tail. Long fingertips to wings. eBird checklist
Margaret and Richard Alcorn 23/11 #229300
Crimson Chat
Hattah-Kulkyne National Park
One male seen with a flock of around 25 White-fronted on the Lendrook plain in the south of the park. Access via Old Calder Hwy
Simon Starr 22/11 #229295
Eastern Koel
Rye
Heard and seen, close to street (Dundas) in a large tree.
Ben Cullen 22/11 #229290
Koel
CERES, Brunswick
Heard calling from trees (not seen) on a warm, rainy morning about 7.15am.
Brian Bainbridge 22/11 #229288
Mon 21Common Koel
The Bendigo Club at Kennington
This morning my son and I became aware of a very distinct bird call we hadn't previously heard. This evening the call continued so I took my binoculars to the large Morton Bay Fig tree at the Club. Thanks to a passing gentleman who spotted the bird then another who suggested looking up Koel in my bird book.
Shirley-Anne Day 27/11 #229339
Banded Lapwing
Hollands Landing
Flock of 40 to 50 birds in open paddock beside road on way into Hollands Landing. Flock consisted of both mature and juvenile birds.
Gary Cousens per Birdlife East Gippsland 23/11 #229296
Budgerigar
Goschen Bushland Reserve
8 Budgerigars were the highlight of an excellent mornings birding at Goschen, all were in the vicinity of the old hall. Other notable birds seen included 6 Cockatiels, mostly overhead but a pair were observed feeding just south of the old cricket oval, 4 White-winged Trillers, all seen south of Lake Boga-Ultima Rd, 1 Little Button-quail that was flushed from underfoot within seconds of getting out of my car and large numbers of Masked and White-browed Woodswallows eBird checklist
Tim Nickholds 21/11 #229283
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Lewin's Rail. Buff-banded Rail, Brolga
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
A Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater was seen in the small trees to the east of 29-mile Road near the locked Point Wilson gate. There was a Lewin's Rail in the T-section lagoon area and a Buff-banded Rail behind the spit in one of the Western Lagoons. We also saw 3 Brolgas in the Western Lagoons in the morning, 2 in the Conservation Lagoons in the east of the Plant after lunch and 2 more in the Paradise Road lagoon a short while later. We are not sure how many there were in total.
Chris and Rosemary Lester 21/11 #229276
Sun 20highlightGreater Sand Plover
Stockyard Point
Greater Sand Plover @ Stockyard Point, Victoria 20/11/16. Very surprised to find this little guy on the incoming high tide in amongst the hundreds of other birds! eBird checklist
Brad White 21/11 #229286
Red-necked Stint
St Kilda
A rare treat to see at least 50 RNS off this suburban beach, way out beyond the drinking and hooning on Pier Rd this hot night. Also a single Pied Oystercatcher. Dark had already fallen so impossible to get an accurate count. Thanks to Gio Fitzpatrick for the tip-off eBird checklist
Debbie Lustig 21/11 #229284
Peaceful Dove
Peninsula Link, Moorooduc
Single bird sighted on side of freeway close to Eramosa Road overpass. (Moderator's note: a likely escapee. SB)
Kevin Conlan 21/11 #229278
highlightBlack-faced Monarch
Allan Noble Sanctuary (Aireys Inlet)
Single bird very vocal early this morning in trees around wetland. A most unexpected sighting on Otway coast.
John Newman 20/11 #229272
Eastern Koel
Mt Martha
Called repeatedly in bright moonlight at 5 am. Also heard the previous day.
Wayne Taylor 20/11 #229269
Satin Flycatcher
West Footscray
Single adult male frequently calling. Where did it come from?
Rod Barns 20/11 #229268
Sat 19Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
Barkers Creek
One lone Tawny-crowned Honeyeater in a resident's garden
Bonnie Humphreys via Tanya Loos 23/11 #229302
Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Red-necked Phalarope, Broad-billed Sandpiper
Point Kirk
Two Yellow-faced Honeyeaters flushed from saltmarsh near Point Kirk. An unusual record for this site at this time of year. Red-necked Phalarope and Broad-billed Sandpiper were again located by Dez Hughes at Beach rd rocks along with a large flock of Stints, Curlew Sandpipers and Red Knot [16]. White-winged Black Tern [6] have just arrived and a single Whiskered Tern roosting nearby [have been very scarce this year].
Scott Baker, Kevin Bartram 20/11 #229275
Scarlet Honeyeaters
Gobur Flora and Fauna Reserve
Monthly outing with 20 members and 2 guests from Melbourne. Some of us heard several Scarlet HE calls, then we all eventually saw at least 2 pairs high in the canopy. The birds were chasing each other around like typical mad honeyeaters. Di Padron managed to photograph a male bird. eBird checklist will follow in the next few days. Also Leaden Flycatchers nesting.
BirdLife Murray Goulburn 20/11 #229270
Black-faced Monarch
Toolangi Black Range State Forest--Wirrawilla Rainforest
Quarry Road, about 250m from car park. 1 adult male.
Peter Bennet (with Birdlife Photography Group) 19/11 #229263
Common Koel
Mt Martha
A friend sent me an video/audio for identification of a bird call. It was the distinct call of the Common Koel and he reported that he had seen a black bird being mobbed by the local birds in his garden in Mt Martha.
Jonathan Vaudrey 19/11 #229262
Koel
Behind kinder in Sarah court, Montrose
Koel calling last three days. Off and on in morning today.
Margot Craddock 19/11 #229260
Fri 18Little Buttonquail
Rupanyup
Nine individual birds flushed from nine different locations while slashing firebreaks around crops.
Ian Morgan 21/11 #229277
highlightYellow-tufted Honeyeater
Deer Park
Sighted in callistemon in suburban street not seen in this area before.
Kaye Macrae 18/11 #229255
highlightTerek Sandpiper
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
Beach Road foreshore. Giving a wonderful show catching flies.
Dez Hughes 18/11 #229251
Thu 17Brush Cuckoo
Tamboon Inlet
A pair of Brush Cuckoos were heard calling from riparian vegetation around 1400 hrs this afternoon while lunching at Furnells Landing. eBird checklist
Len Axen, David McKenzie,Tony Mitchell, Wendy Elsner 17/11 #229244
Grey-crowned Babbler
Kerang
Six birds in the Loddon River Motel car park area. First heard earlier then sighted bounding around the motel. Presumably same group sighted in a house front yard nearby opposite the town park later in the morning.
Adrian Martins 17/11 #229237
Wed 16Eastern Koel
Traralgon
On Western side of Traralgon in rural residential area (5-6 acre lots). Heard soon after dawn and sighted high up at the top of eucalypt. Its distinctive/persistent call could be heard until late afternoon. Have lived in the area nearly 30 years and is the first time of have heard/sighted.
Peter Robb 16/11 #229235
White-winged Triller
Eppalock - Private property
Male singing in one of the large gum trees along the creek. eBird checklist
Scott Eaton 16/11 #229234
highlightCrimson Chat, Little Buttonquail
Goschen Bushland Reserve
Male seen perched on fence in southern section of reserve on the western fence line bordering adjacent farmland at. Then flew atop of a tree where it stayed briefly before being scared off by a Masked Woodswallow (Record photos taken). 2 Little Buttonquails flushed just east of the old meeting hall. Also 9 Cockatiels seen in roadside Mallee along Lake Boga-Ultima road approx 2 km east of the reserve. eBird checklist
Dan Ashdown 16/11 #229233
Tue 15Dusky Woodswallow
Faulkners Road, Mount Cottrell
A pair of Dusky Woodswallows feeding flying young in roadside Sugar Gums along Faulkners Road at Mount Cottrell as we awaited the "Super Moon" rising. Also Stubble Quail calling from the adjoining grassland in the Mount Cottrell Conservation Reserve.
Micah Kawalek 16/11 #229232
White-winged Triller
Banyule Flats Reserve
Heard the call and had good views of a male in a dead Wattle right next to the windmill. It called a couple more times and eventually flew off to the East. eBird checklist
Owen Lishmund 15/11 #229231
Mon 14Whimbrel
Cape Conran Coastal Park--Pearl Point
An adult Whimbrel was observed amongst flood debris above the high tide line on an exposed ocean beach east of the Gunnai beach access track. This observation continues a number of sightings that Jacquie and I have experienced on isolated ocean beaches well removed from coastal inlets or other more suitable habitats along the Far East Gippsland coastline. eBird checklist
Len and Jacquie Axen, David McKenzie 17/11 #229243
White-winged Triller
Melton South
Just saw this White-winged Triller in my backyard a few metres from my kitchen window. It was busy catching & eating caterpillars. it's the first one I've seen here in the town. More usually seen in local woodlands
Daryl Akers 14/11 #229226
Sun 13highlightPainted Honeyeater, White-throated Gerygone
Kingower
A wet and windy morning still resulted in a great list of birds. As previously reported the Kooyoora forest around Kingower is very active with some great birds; at least 3 Painted Honeyeater's, White-throated Gerygone still in the area, Diamond Firetail, White-winged Triller & Rufous Songlark. eBird checklist
Isaac Clarey 13/11 #229218
Leaden Flycatcher
Pakenham Upper
Saw a pair of leaden flycatchers on a walk around a trust for nature property this morning. Not quick enough to photograph the female but observed through the foliage.
Nina Tsilikas 13/11 #229212
Eastern Koel
Village Park, Barwon Heads
Lone Eastern Koel heard calling mid-morning near the pony club.
Andrea Dennett 13/11 #229210
Red-necked Phalarope
Point Kirk
The phalarope still present among Curlew Sandpipers and Red-necked Stints at Point Kirk. Strangely very few Sharp-tailed Sandpipers.
Aidan Powell 13/11 #229208
Sat 12Eastern Koel
Normandy Crescent Ocean Grove
A sole Eastern Koel calling from trees on the ridge overlooking Lake Connewarre; briefly from 2:30am. Short one note call.
Martin Williams 14/11 #229221
Black-eared Cuckoo, Painted Honeyeater
Warby-Ovens National Park--Killawarra Forest Camp and Oval
Initially I was drawn to an area by Horsefield's Bronze-Cuckoo calling. I located 3 Shinning Bronze-Cuckoos and having thought I also heard a Black-eared Cuckoo I located it in a tree where a pair of Black-chinned Honeyeaters were nesting in the tree top. The bird remained in the area for 20 minutes before flying off along the creek line. As the sun came out more birds began to call and the Painted Honeyeater was located nearby in a tree with mistletoe. eBird checklist
Peter Sawyer 13/11 #229211
Fri 11Australian King Parrot
Dorothy Laver Reserve
Single immature male in the trees at East Malvern Tennis Club car park. Rather unusual for this location and time of year. eBird checklist
Phillip West 12/11 #229200
White-throated Gerygone
Heritage Wetlands, Wonga Park
A single White-throated Gerygone was heard then seen calling from the canopy of a strip of revegetating woodland near the carpark. Only a handful of records locally eBird checklist
Tim Nickholds 11/11 #229190
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Early arrival or late departure
Interesting behaviour
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Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Outlying population
Repeat report of highlights
Of general interest to birders
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Repeat report of megas
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