CAPE PATERSON

RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

 

Working bees are held on the second Saturday of the month. The next working bee will be on - SATURDAY 9 February 2019.

Meet at 9am at the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club.  All welcome.

 

Weather Forecast

Buath Gurru Grass Flowering Season [Nov]

The weather is warm, and it is often raining. Buliyong (bats) are catching insects in flight. Balayang, the Creation Being, is also referred to as the bat.

Kangaroo Grass is flowering.

Male Common Brown butterflies are flying. Coranderrk (Victorian Christmas Bush) is coming into flower.

The Orion constellation is setting in the western sky around sunrise.

Seven Seasons of the Kulin People

Artist - Karina H McInnes
Source - Museum Victoria

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2009-10 Cape Hooded Plover Diary

On the dry sand at the base of the dune between The Bay Beach and Undertow Bay, a breeding pair returned for their 5th season in late 2009, where volunteers had placed 'chick hides' - simple wooden 'tents'. Here is a diary of their summer:

  • 22-Oct-09 - 2 eggs found in nest. Nest site enclosed. A pair of unleashed roaming dogs flushed the birds off the nest and chased them.
  • 28-Oct-09 - 3 eggs incubating.  A roaming brown kelpie a regular visitor to the beach without its owner.
  • 24-Nov-09 - 2 chicks present plus one egg.
  • 25-Nov-09 - 3 chicks now present.
  • 05-Dec-09 - Only 1 chick present - 2 chicks (pre-fledge) are now missing. Both parent birds are working hard to keep away gulls, dogs, walkers from the  remaining hiding chick.
  • 15-Dec-09 - Last remaining chick (pre fledge) now missing.
  • 26-Dec-09 - Parents attempted again with a single egg on same nest site.
  • 02-Jan-10 - 3 eggs now being incubated in second nest.
  • 27-Jan-10 - 3 chicks arrive on site.  Enclosure now made bigger with more signage placed.
  • 05-Mar-10 - 3 ‘teenaged’ chicks (now fledged) resting in front of one of the placed chick hides.
 

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