Swift Parrot

To: Annabel Ashworth <>
Subject: Swift Parrot
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 05:20:49 +0000
Nice find!
I grew up near Tamworth, and we lived for a time in Boggabri, but I didn’t see 
my first Swift Parrot till we moved to Tassie,

John Tongue
> On 3 Aug 2016, at 2:06 PM, Annabel Ashworth <> wrote:
> On a Tamworth Birdwatchers outing to Gunnedah last Saturday.   We were lucky 
> enough to have a sighting of a Swift Parrot.   It was in flowering gums in 
> Black Jack State Forest on the outskirts of town.   We were able to watch it 
> for quite a while as it fed quietly in the area, but for most of the time it 
> was obscured by leaves.   There was a lot of discussion as we gradually saw 
> different diagnostic features.   One member was adamant the rest of us were 
> wrong, but luckily photos taken by two members were able to confirm the 
> sighting.   Pretty exciting as we don’t often see them up here.
> Annabel
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