Swallows and their locations?

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Subject: Swallows and their locations?
From: Anthony Doyle <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 18:35:34 +1000
Lots on Lake Tuggeranong this afternoon especially northern end.


> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:09:19 +1000
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> Subject: [canberrabirds] Swallows and their locations?
> 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.
> Cheers.
> Paul T.
> Higgins, ACT
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