swift parrots - still there this afternoon

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Subject: swift parrots - still there this afternoon
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2010 14:17:00 +1000
I went there again on Sunday 11:50 to about 12:50. Didn't venture out on
Saturday. I searched every tree. Eventually found them. In the trees
(mainly ironbarks) in the car park between the Lake Tuggeranong College
and the Tuggeranong bus station. Several, hard to know how many but
definitely 4 in view at the same time but probably not many more than
that. They were not feeding as far as I saw and only called a little and
were quite hard to find in the strong wind and hard to locate the calls.
Indeed for several minutes two of us were right under at least 2 birds
looking for some minutes before seeing them. Three other people there at
the same time as me who also saw at least some and with some photos


-----Original Message-----From: Philip Veerman
 Sent: Friday, 3 September 2010 6:30 PM
To:   Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] swift
parrots - still there this afternoon


I tried about 5 pm without success.


-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, 3 September 2010 4:42 PM
Subject: swift parrots - still there this afternoon

I couldn't resist going back myself, and saw them as late as 4.10pm.
They were feeding on lerps in, what looked like, an Apple Box, just in
front of the child and family centre, which is next to the Tuggeranong
health centre.  I got a slightly better photo this time, but clearly not
as good as Geoffrey's photo.

Matthew Frawley

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