A couple of days at Broulee to check the place out
and do the requisite maintenance.
I managed two bird walks along my usual
haunts. Lots of activity and good viewings.
But the undoubted highlight was a flock of 80 or
more Swift Parrots feeding in two Bangalay gums near the entrance to Broulee
Fire Depot on Broulee Road. They fed on lerp (I presume, because they
seemed to be feeding off the leaves) for 20 minutes or more before moving
along Broulee Road to the west. They came from the direction of the
beach. A few minutes later I saw a flock of about 15 birds high and not
calling heading south along the beach hinterland. I am not sure whether
these were swifties as I could not make out colour high against a bright
The occurrence was at 7:10am on 15
Following Rod's observations: a pair of Pied
Oystercatchers on Broulee Beach but no obvious breeding activity.