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Trip to Melbourne and East Coast

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 9.09.25 AMWood Sandpiper

We had another trip to Melbourne in April. We travelled down the centre of NSW to Albury and through to Melbourne. The return trip was via the east coast of Victoria and the south coast of NSW. Due to the dry conditions there were not a lot of birds to be seen. At Chiltern we photographed some honeyeaters including the Yellow-tufted Honeyeater. There were very few birds on Mornington Peninsula, Dandenong Ranges and Cranbourne Gardens. A request for particular bird species around Melbourne produced a response from Tom and Kev who offered to take me to the Western Treatment Plant for a day. What a great day. It is quite a while since I have videod 4 new species in a day: Wood Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Banded Stilt and Striated Fieldwren. The Blue-winged Parrot alluded us, though some video was taken. Thanks Tom and Kev. Hope to go back there in the spring when there are more waders.

28.04.2016
Garry