Autumn 2012

29th April 2012

* Frogmore Swamp – Double-banded Plover (1), Red-kneed Dotterel, Black-fronted Plover, Straw-necked Ibis, Australian White Ibis, Little Grassbird.

15th April 2012

* Wyndham Street Newstead – Blue-faced Honeyeater high up in the Yellow Gums behind the house. Eastern Spinebills have also arrived in the garden.

Blue-faced Honeyeater, Newstead, 15th April 2012.

12th April 2012

* Frogmore Swamp – Brown Quail, Australian Hobby, Red-kneed Dotterel, Black-fronted Plover, Little Grassbird.

10th April 2012

* Moolort – Flame Robin (single male) amongst a flock of Yellow-rumped Thornbills – first record for the season.

8th April 2012

* Merin Merin Swamp – Brolgas (3) – reported by Ron Cosgrave.

6th April 2012

* Mia Mia Track – Golden Whistler (adult male and female and immature), Black-chinned Honeyeater.

22nd March 2012

* Junction of Mia Mia and Spring Hill Tracks – alive with birds this evening including 2 Swift Parrots (feeding on Grey Box lerp and flowers), Crested Bellbird (male), Painted Button-quail, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Musk, Little and Purple-crowned Lorikeets.

20th March 2012

* First Swift Parrot of the season near Spring Hill Track and Mia Mia Track junction. Lone bird feeding in Grey Box – good numbers of Little, Purple-crowned and Musk Lorikeets, Black-chinned Honeyeaters also numerous.

19th March 2012

* Barking Owl heard calling from along the Loddon River in the general vicinity of the crossing.

18th March 2012

* Mia Mia Track – White-throated Needletail (small flock in clear air at 10am), Painted Honeyeater (calling), Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Brown Goshawk, Little Eagle.

17th March 2012

* Mia Mia Track – Painted Button-quail

* Joyces Creek – Spotted Harrier (adult pair)

* Loddon River @ Newstead – Little Eagle

14th March 2012

* Picnic Point – Pair of Collared Sparrowhawks … chasing sparrows!

11th March 2012

* Mia Mia Track – Rainbow Bee-eaters (calling)

4th March 2012

* Mia Mia Track – Painted Honeyeater, Crested Bellbird, Shining Bronze-cuckoo, Black-chinned Honeyeater

* Cairn Curran Reservoir @ Joyces Creek – Great Crested Grebe.

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