Needletails at Carwoola

To: Pedroanddi <>
Subject: Needletails at Carwoola
From: "martin butterfield" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 18:46:58 +1100
The first white-throated needletails I have seen at El Rancho Carwoola have just passed by at treetop height.  They came from a clear sky (although there are a few cumulus over the Taliesin Hills in the background).  It was difficult to count them since they came in groups of 2 - 4 and may have been the same birds circling.  I'll write down 4, but there could have been as many as 20.  
6 of the local group of dusky woodswallows were circling at a rather higher elevation.
Judgng by the number of mozzie bites I acquired watching these birds they could well have flown a bit lower!

On 3/8/07, Pedroanddi <> wrote:
Shortly before 5pm a large group of needletails were swooping near the traffic lights on Nettlefold st at the Shell garage. Many were below lamppost level at the bottom of the swoop.
Peter Mellor 

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