First swifts at Katoomba

Subject: First swifts at Katoomba
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 23:03:09 +1100
28th November 2000

Tonight at 7pm, a familiar shape moving across the sky caught my eye
through the window. I grabbed my binoculars and raced outside to see a
flock of about 30 White-throated Needletails moving in from the east. They
then circled in a tight spiral directly above my house for a few minutes
(as if making sure I knew they had arrived) before all flying off to the

Hopefully the first of many this season.



Carol Probets
Katoomba NSW
100km west of Sydney

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