first Swifts, SEQ 500m

Subject: first Swifts, SEQ 500m
From: Judith L-A <>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:56:28 +1000
Mt Mee /Ocean View -- 12.45pm, Thurs 18 Nov 2010

Horizon to horizon, & canopy-height to cloud-ceiling, WTNTs travelling
slowly E->W for >15 minutes, across the range towards a huge N/S rain band
showing on the BOM radar at this time.

Uncountable/?thousands of Swifts -- though surprisingly late this year, a
grand first sighting for the season here.

At 1.30pm, some (tens? hundreds?) WTNTs appeared again, kettling & streaming
in a N-S line along the front of the arriving storm clouds. Minutes later,
by the time of the first raindrops, they had disappeared.

At 2.05pm, in a gap in the weather, just a few WTNTs passed over travelling
E->W back towards the coast. At this time the BOM radar indicated the front
edge of the rain band to be sliding ESE.




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