Rainbow Bee eaters and Pied Imperial Pigeons flying South.

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Subject: Rainbow Bee eaters and Pied Imperial Pigeons flying South.
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Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:00:40 +1000
Gooday all,
For the last week we have observed flocks of 20-40 Rainbow Bee-eaters flying 
South. Also joining in are small flocks of Pied Imperial Pigeons. The strong SE 
breeze that was blowing up until a week ago has eased off and no doubt makes 
conditions more favourable for the birds long journey. 
Especially like seeing the Rainbow Bee-eaters flying over the open sea. They 
announce their presence with a soft “brit, brit“call and then groups are 
observed flying close to the water surface in a buoyant flight.
The call of the Rainbow Bee-eaters can also be heard at night. PIPs seem to be 
quiet with no calls heard during the observations.

Jon Wren
Muralug Beach
Prince of Wales Is.
Torres Strait. Qld. 

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