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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 Australia and moderated by Margaret Alcorn, Michael Ramsey , Scott Baker, Simon Starr and Tim Dolby.

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Moderators' Note

We will publish reports of birds that are rare or unusual, 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.

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July 2021
Mon 19Crested Shrike-tit
Kororoit Creek Nature Reserve
On lower path on western side of creek, quite confiding.
Barry Power 19/7 #260466
Sat 17grey goshawk adult white morf
moorabool river -fynsford geelong
noticed white bird on dead tree grabbed camera usual situation bird took off followed got some photos then lost him in trees along river, just about leave noticed him on dead branches further down stream got some good shots
Lothar Hohaus 19/7 #260468
White bellied sea eagle
Merry creek park lands thomastown
Long range photo fully cropped but can see it’s a white bellied sea eagle
Stephen verdon 17/7 #260455
Wed 7Swift Parrot
Royal Park --Trin Warren Tam-boore
On quite a busy morning in Royal Park (with 45 species recorded), there were 4 Swift Parrots near the waterhole along with a Golden Whistler, a Mistletoebird, lots of Eastern Spinebills and Spotted Pardalotes and a Striated Pardalote and a Laughing Kookaburra.
Rosemary and Chris Lester 7/7 #260421
Sun 4Australian Magpie (leucistic form)
Loddon Valley Hwy, Sailors Gully
A leucistic Australian Magpie seen beside the Loddon Valley Hwy, Sailors Gully (about 100m north of the railway crossing). Heavily pied bird with a full white front. Only managed to get a slightly blurred photo with my mobile phone before the bird flew off.
Martin Paul Woodward 4/7 #260405
Sat 3Song Thrush
Western end of Donald Ave, Essendon
One Song Thrush on the edge of Moonee Ponds Creek, feeding with the Blackbirds and Silvereyes. Very uncommon in my area now.
Chris Lester 7/7 #260423

June 2021
Tue 29Glossy Black-Cockatoos
Colquhoun Regional Park
Three Glossy Black -Cockatoos observed quietly feeding on Allocasuarina nuts near Blackfellows Rd
GARY & JUDY SMITH 2/7 #260389
Mon 28highlightSpangled Drongo
Another brief visit from a Spangled Drongo - the second in two months.
Marc Freestone 30/6 #260385
Sun 27Blue-faced Honeyeater
Croydon North
Sighted a second time and photographed 2 Blue Faced Honey Eaters. eBird checklist
Rob Van Empel 27/6 #260370
highlightBlue faced Honeyeater
Croydon North
Two Blue Faced Honeyeaters landed in our frontyard. Got scared away by Noisy Miners. eBird checklist
Rob Van Empel 27/6 #260367
Fri 25Scarlet Honeyeater
Lysterfield Lake Park
An early arrival this season of a Scarlet Honeyeater. Adult male seen at 4.10pm in a Casuarina at junction of Casuarina Track and Acacia Nature Trail. Foraging in company of Yellow-faced Honeyeaters and Spotted Pardalotes. Plenty of Silvereyes also in same area. eBird checklist
Ron Willemsen 25/6 #260361
Thu 24White-headed Pigeon
Lakeside Drive (Lake Tyers township)
An adult White-headed Pigeon was observed perched on powerlines in drizzling rain this morning. Areas to the west of Orbost appear to have become a stronghold for this species with a small resident population being regularly observed.
Jacquie and Len Axen 25/6 #260363
Square-tailed Kite
Prince's Highway (Circle Break Tk) Waygara
Adult STK seen flying along the powerline easement adjacent to the Prince's Highway while we were travelling along the Prince's Highway this morning
Jacquie and Len Axen 25/6 #260362
Difficult to find/ hard to see
Early arrival or late departure
Interesting behaviour
High/low numbers
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Outlying population
Repeat report of highlights
Of general interest to birders
Outside normal range/irruption
Exceptional number
Repeat report of megas
Rare vagrant Australia or Victoria
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