Woodswallows over northern Sydney

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Subject: Woodswallows over northern Sydney
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2015 05:42:35 +0000
Several people have seen them (both species) in Canberra today (including
me, over my house whilst hanging out clothes) and recent days.


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From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Kurtis Lindsay
Sent: Sunday, 4 October 2015 4:01 PM
Subject: Woodswallows over northern Sydney

Hi Tom et al.

I was staying at the in-laws on Burns Rd  in Wahroonga (northern Sydney)
yesterday. I was excited to hear then see (presumably) the same flock of
Masked and White-browed Woodswallow a little before 10.30am yesterday.
Burns Rd is approximately 1km from Tom's sighting.

Was great to see the flock. I didnt get a full count like your did Tom as
the tall trees obscured full view of the flock but I saw about 30 birds, at
least 5 were Masked.

The flock was circling interestingly low unlike usual woodswallow flocks
which often fly quite high. No other species interracted with them while I

I used to see larger flocks over East Killara (app. 10km away) when I lived
there from 2009 - 2012. They often appeared ahead of hot dry weather.


Kurtis Lindsay

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