birding-aus Swift Parrots are here in Sydney !!!!!!

Subject: birding-aus Swift Parrots are here in Sydney !!!!!!
From: "Vella, Edwin" <>
Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 08:34:43 +1000
Yesterday 3-5 Swift Parrots were seen briefly flying low and about
Nurragingy Reserve at Doonside (beside Knox Rd and about 50km west of the
city). As I was only there to meet a few relatives and not for birding, I
couldn't estimate the toal number present and possibly heard more. As I will
be tied up with other commitments over the next couple of weeks, It would be
good if anybody passing through, to investigate this area. For those who
don't know their call, its usually a sharp "Pink, pink,pink.." call in
flight but make a muffled warbling like sound while feeding (if that's the
best way to describe it). They were present here a few years ago and there
currently some Eucalypts in flower within the reserve but they may also be
feeding on lerps. 


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