Massed Tree Martins

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Subject: Massed Tree Martins
From: "Edwin Vella" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 21:47:28 +1000
I had a similar event at Pitt Town Lagoon (approx. 55 km north-west of
Sydney) on 6th April 1997, when I saw no less than 1000 Tree Martins with a
few Fairy Martins and Welcome Swllows all hawking over the water and then
later perched on reed stems in the water. Considering the time of year, it
looked like a pre-migration gathering. I have never seen that many Tree
Marins at the one place before. I have not seen any Martins in Sydney these
past few weeks but have seen them over-wintering. Has anybody had any
similar experiences with other birds?


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