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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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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
Sat 31highlightStriated Heron
Karbeethong Jetty Mallacoota
Reported to me by very reliable birder who prefers anonymity. Bird seen flying low and fast past the Jetty and swerved in to shore. Small heron with black head and brown wings flying low and hard past Karbeethong Jetty. Much small than Nankeen Night Heron and flight direct rather than lumbering. Observer familiar from species in past when regular at Gipsy Point. They said the bird might gone to The Narrows (or kept going to Gipsy Point). I walked a km past the Jetty scanning the shore where possible and couldn't relocate
Martin Butterfield 31/7 #260511
Fri 30Wedge tailed Eagle
Flying at height,in a northerl direction above Springvale rd
Darren Wallace 30/7 #260507
Magpie Goose
Station Street Wetlands Numurkah Vic.
3 Magpie Geese seen feeding on the edge of the wetlands northern side. eBird checklist
Catarina Gregson 30/7 #260506
Wed 28Olive Whistler
Ogradys Rd, Pheasant Creek
1 bird foraging along the drive-way, had some good views before it took off into the bush.
Greg Cobern 28/7 #260495
Sat 24highlightAustralasian Figbird
Willis Avenue, Marlo
Adult female sighted perched and calling from the top of an Oak tree this afternoon. A very late observstion for this species in Far East Gippsland.
Jacquie and Len Axen 31/7 #260512
Corner Inlet Marine and Coastal Park--Toora Beach
1 Whimbrel and 21 Eastern Curlews at the bird hide this afternoon.
Rohan Bugg 24/7 #260483
Thu 22Speckled Warbler
Greater Bendigo National Park-Strathfieldsaye-Kairn Rd
Pair of Speckled Warblers showing courtship behaviour observed on a Red Box/Red Stringybark rise off Kairn Rd, Strathfieldsaye, Greater Bendigo National Park. In a mixed group of birds including Varied Sitella, Weebill, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Scarlet Robin, Silvereye, Golden Whistler, Grey Fantail & Grey Shrikethrush. Other birds including various honeyeaters also viewed nearby. eBird checklist
Martin Paul Woodward 22/7 #260477
Mon 19Crested Shrike-tit
Kororoit Creek Nature Reserve
On lower path on western side of creek, quite confiding.
Barry Power 19/7 #260466
Sun 18Blue faced honeyeaters
Mount eliza garden
We had a visit on Sunday also today we have never seen them before wondered if they were rare in this area.
Sandra and David 20/7 #260471
Pink Robin, Australian Owlet-Nightjar
Dandenong Ranges National Park Stony rises walking track
Des Palmer and Dom D'Argenio 18/7 #260460
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
Mon 12Powerful Owl
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Single bird roosting high in a large cypress in NE area of gardens eBird checklist
Robert Anderson 22/7 #260479
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
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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