Swift Parrots on the Central Coast

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Subject: Swift Parrots on the Central Coast
From: "Colin Driscoll" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 22:40:28 +1000
Alan that reminded me that while driving south a week ago I saw a Grey Goshawk in a tree beside the freeway just before the two service stations so I reckon it could have been one of the Wadalba hill pair.
Colin Driscoll
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From: [On Behalf Of Alan Morris
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 8:08 PM
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Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Swift Parrots on the Central Coast

Hi Birders,
Small numbers of Swift Parrots continue to remain on the Central Coast at Buff Point, near Budgewoi, feeding in mainly flowering Forest Red Gum. there were 30+ there on 18/9/04, but after the hailstorms of 20/9/04, a lot of the blossoms were destoyed and a check by Carl Clifton on 29/9/04, revealed only 10+ in the general area.
Other interesting  birds that have been seen include Square-tailed Kites at Wadalba Hill on 18/9 (Brian Downer) and at Murrumbung HSD Mardi 22/9/04 (Carole Carpenter).
There were 14 Whiskered Terns at Chittaway Bay, Tuggerah Lakes on 29/9 (Alan Morris), and still 100+ White-fronted Terns with 2 Common Terns at Soldiers Point, Norah Head on 29/9, and the first returning Little Terns at the same place on 27/9 (Robert Quinan).
A Grey Goshawk was found nesting at Wadalba Hill on 22/9 (Mike Barth), our first CC breeding record, and a pair of Painted Honeyeaters were at Crafts Ck Reserve, Mangrove Mountain on 26/9/04, first CC record since 1982 (Kaye Pointer).
Alan Morris
Central Coast Group, Birding NSW
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