Winter 2012

10th September 2012

* Spring Hill Track area – 2 groups of Swift Parrots – a pair and flock of 7 flying through at about 5pm.

* Sullivans Track – Scarlet Robin, Buff-rumped, Yellow and Brown Thornbills, Jacky Winter.

30th August 2012

* Loddon River @ Newstead (near the pile-fields) – Great Egret, Nankeen Night-heron (3), Little Pied Cormorant, Little Black Cormorant, Brown Goshawk.

* Spring Hill & Sullivan’s Track junction – Scarlet Robin (pair), Hooded Robin (pair), Weebill, Brown Treecreeper, White-eared Honeyeater, Grey Fantail.

28th August 2012

* Newstead Community Garden – Collared Sparrowhawk.

27th August 2012

* Rise and Shine at Zumpes Road – Eastern Yellow Robin, Striated Thornbill, Scarlet Robin, Brown Treecreeper, Olive-backed Oriole (a number seen and heard – first record of the season), Weebill, Horsfield’s and Shining Bronze-cuckoos.

18th August 2012

* Newstead Primary School – Collared Sparrowhawk (adult).

* Spring Hill and Mia Mia Track (FOBIF walk) – Crested Shrike-tit, Grey Shrike-thrush, White-eared Honeyeater, White-browed Babbler, Crested Bellbird (calling), Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Scarlet Robin.

11th August 2012

* Loddon River @ Newstead – 3 Nankeen Night-herons this evening in the same spot as previous.

* Newstead Recreation Reserve – pair of Collared Sparrowhawks circling.

10th August 2012

* Loddon River @ Newstead – 2 Nankeen Night-herons in sub-adult plumage.

* Newstead township – Fan-tailed Cuckoo (calling) near Rotunda Park. This is my first record of the season.

30th July 2012

* Sullivans Track, Muckleford State Forest – mixed feeding flock including Varied Sittella, Scarlet Robin, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Golden Whistler, Grey Fantail, Brown Treecreeper.

* O’Bryans Paddock, Cemetery Road Newstead – 30+ Flame Robins, Red-browed Firetail, Southern Whiteface, Little Eagle, Whistling Kite (pair), Brown Falcon (pair), European Goldfinch.

29th July 2012

* Cairn Curran (Sewell’s Paddock) – Great Egret, Great-crested Grebe.

18th July 2012

* Sandon State Forest, Main Track – Scarlet Robin, Eastern Yellow Robin, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Grey Currawong, Brown Treecreeper.

17th July 2012

* Mia Mia Track – Grey Currawong, Chestnut-rumped Heath-wren (in Rough Wattle patch), Eastern Yellow Robin, White-browed Babbler.

15th July 2012

* Wyndham Street – Eastern Spinebill feeding on Rosemary in the home garden.

27th June 2012

* Spring Hill Track – Spotted Quail-thrush (calling and seen) ~ 100 metres west of Mia Mia Track junction.

24th June 2012

* Mia Mia Track – Painted Honeyeater (calling) during visit from Birdlife Ballarat. Also Brown Goshwak flying over.

One response to “Winter 2012

  1. Good spotting. We will be checking our old stamping grounds 23 July.
    Ken & Maureen Dredge

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