Thanks for your interesting observation. Other than the large tree, I
was standing in a cleared area, so had an excellent view of the cloud
covered sky. The cloud was quite low, so you could be correct in
suggesting that other Swifts may have been higher. I was birding in the area
for about 15 minutes and was certainly on the lookout for other Swifts.
Maybe the loner was sent down to verify that they were still on course, who
All the best and happy birding.
---- Original Message -----
From: "Laurie&Leanne Knight" <>
To: "lyell" <>
Cc: "birding-aus" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 11:02 AM
Subject: A lone Fork-tailed Swift (Vic)
> How good was your view of the sky? - perhaps there were others about which
> obscured, or perhaps the swift you saw was an outlier from a flock which
> make it into your field of view.
> Regards, Laurie.
> > lyell wrote:
> > Hi All
> > Whilst wandering around central Vic today, spotted a lone
> > Swift flying over the bush behind the Glenburn pub 37 25' 33"S 145 25'
> > 08"E. Is this unusual to see a single bird?. It flew behind a large
> > was lost in the low cloud.
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