Flocks of birds.
Carol Probets <>
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
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
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.
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