|Subject:||WTNT at O'Reilly's 10 Nov (Mike Tarburton)|
|From:||Steve Johnson via Birding-Aus <>|
|Date:||Sun, 10 Nov 2019 06:10:16 +0000 (UTC)|
Apologies for three confusing issues I see now, with my earlier post. First, my computer is not on the correct time. I sent out the email below at 3:04 PM Eastern Standard Time in Queensland.
Second, I am visiting from the States - truth in advertising about "where I'm coming from", so to speak. Finally, for the record this was in Lamington National Park south of Brisbane. (Although I realize most of you already knew that.)
Sent: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 15:04 pm
Subject: WTNT at O'Reilly's 10 Nov (Mike Tarburton)
For whoever is keeping track of WTNT, we observed about 10-12 today (just now) at O'Reilly's Rainforest Resort. The details are captured in eBird checklist at this link.
We studied them carefully to eliminate similar Fork-tailed and House Swift. If there is any other very large, long-winged swift species we should consider, please let me know, as we are utterly unfamiliar with WTNT.
The "giss" for us was a swift much larger, and more soaring flight style, than any we've ever seen in the States. Field marks described in the checklist are consistent with WTNT and eliminate Fork-tailed.
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