Spine-tailed Swifts at Gloucester

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Subject: Spine-tailed Swifts at Gloucester
From: "Penelope Drake-Brockman" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2002 12:43:23 +1100
Dear all
Forgot to add to my last report, sightings last weekend of Spine-tailed Swifts over my house on the northern borders of Gloucester at 32.00.05 - 151.57.58
Sat 21 December - 100 plus very high mid afternoon
Sun 22 December - 100 plus from approx 100m to out of sight - when put the bins up, could see them circling into infinity.
It was very humid, warm with light cloud and bit of rain Sunday evening. They were hawking insects with Tree Martins and Welcome Swallows.
Tuesday 24th Dec - a small (male?) Brown Falcon was closely pursued by 2 Willie Wagtails to approx. 100 m high.
The Boobook has been calling each night, and with all the rain last night and this morning, the tree frogs are ecstatic.
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