Swallows and their locations?

Subject: Swallows and their locations?
From: "Paul T." <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:09:19 +1000
Howdy All,

Are there particular areas of Canberra that swallows (I'm assuming "welcome swallows".... red under throat from memory, dark above and paler below, distinctive longer wings etc) hang out? I know I've seen them last year down at Kingston around the ponds, but I don't think I have ever seen them at my house in Higgins until today. I grew up with them out on our farm at Braidwood (they were nesting each year in one of our sheds) so they have fond memories for me, but I never recall seeing them at my place here in Canberra. Today there were 3 of them, circling above the house for a while, calling madly the whole time. That was what attracted my attention to them, the different call to usual. It was really nice to see them, but do they usually hang around this area and I just haven't seen them? It was distinctive enough that I thought I would ask. I hope no-one minds what many will likely consider such a basic question? Not exactly something I could search the archives for. <grin>

Thanks in anticipation.


Paul T.
Higgins, ACT

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