Re: White-throated Needletails

To: (Danny Rogers)
Subject: Re: White-throated Needletails
From: Trevor Quested <>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 97 17:26:14 +1000 (EST)
I too have seen a White Throated Needletail roost. It was at Munghorn Gap
reserve, which is halfway between Mudgee and Sandy Hollow in New South Wales. 
It was dusk and I was sitting in a chair watching the swifts go backwards
and forwards across a clearing. The numbers decreased until only a couple
remained then one flew and landed in the top of a Angophera Floribunda tree
beside me. I was very surprised and observed the bird through my binoculars.
It was almost dark but I could make out the bird perched vertically on a
very thin branch. It was almost 20 years ago and I still recall the
excitement of the moment. When I stood the bird flushed, darn it.

I published an account in Aust. Birds and was talking to Chris Corben from
Qld. after and he said he had witnessed one land too.

Trevor Quested
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