Flocks of birds.

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Subject: Flocks of birds.
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 15:05:24 +1100
Colin and all,

Tree Martins do sometimes mass in very large flocks when gathering for migration. In May 2000 I estimated more than 3000 over Spencer Gulf at Port Augusta SA - an amazing sight at sunset. A few days later I watched around 450 over the waterhole at Muloorina, near Lake Eyre.


At 12:10 PM +1100 25/3/08, colin judkins wrote:
Recently while in Tassie i observed a flock of at least 400 Forest Ravens flying in a very tight swirling mass just East of Hobart near Clifton Beach. Not sure whether this is unusual but it was a very impressive sight. Over Easter while camping on the Murray i witnessed early one morning a large flock of over 300 Tree Martins again in a tight flock swooping low over a bend in the river drinking and apparently bathing whilst on the wing. Again that night they returned just prior to dusk and repeated the performance. Nature at it's best, what a sight. Are the size of these flocks unusual and what other flocks of birds that are not known for flocking together have others seen.
Regards from Colin.
Colin Judkins.


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