Odd combination

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Subject: Odd combination
From: Russ <>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 22:16:34 +1000
A very unusual and completely unexpected combination of birds today at the
You Yangs:
a. Olive-backed Oriole (2 adults, possibly a third bird)
b. Swift Parrot (4 birds)

For those in other states, we only get Swift Parrots around Geelong in the
winter, and Orioles are summer visitors. I was very surprised to see
orioles here this late, although there are records for nearly every month,
and at least one over-wintering record (1977). It was stunning to see them
within about 100 meters of each other, about 15 minutes apart!

Russell Woodford

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