WTNT records

To: martin cachard <>
Subject: WTNT records
From: Phil Gregory <>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:47:20 +1000
Records from here at Topaz were 2 flying about over the gardens late pm on Nov 20 then about 50 yesterday late afternoon again in unsettled cloudy weather, hawking about and putting on great shows of their fantastic flying, with wonderful views of the steely dark navy blue wings and tail; I could hear them whooshing by as they came close many times, and attempted to record the sound. No Pacific Swifts with them again.

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On 23 Nov 2020, at 10:10 AM, martin cachard <> wrote:

Hi Mike (and fellow Birding-Aus people…),
I hope that this note finds you well…
My first migratory swift record for this season was yesterday.
At 1:00pm, approximately 50 x White-throated Needletails were seen over the Kennedy Hwy, 43kms south of Mt Garnet and north of the Forty Mile Scrub NP boundary. They were in the main flying across the hwy from the north-west to the south-east, but a small number crossed over the hwy in the opposite direction. Most were about 30 mtrs above the ground, but about a third were hawking at twice this height above the treetops. Habitat was tropical woodland, weather was hot with a steady easterly breeze and just ahead of a trough line and cool change…
No Fork-tailed (Pacific) Swifts were among them.
Cheers for now, 
Martin Cachard
Cairns, FNQ
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Martin Cachard
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