swift parrots at last

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Subject: swift parrots at last
From: robert handfield <>
Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 03:06:34 -0400
Finally after trying the Castlereagh NR area last Saturday (May 16) and
Taronga Zoo on Sunday with no luck in either spot we succeeded in getting
good views of a Swift Parrot feeding in the ironbarks on Northern Rd near
the Castlereagh NR.

Unlike the numerous honeyeaters in the same trees the parrots were
extremely quiet and moved mostly by walking rather than flitting about.  We
observed the trees for about 1 hr before really getting views of the

Not the prettiest bird in all of OZ but a good "tick" nevertheless!

Bob and Marg Handfield

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