White-breasted Woodswallows at Moruya NSW

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Subject: White-breasted Woodswallows at Moruya NSW
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 14:23:49 +1100
Yes I have a similar comment to that of David, having seen a small group of
the species somewhere near there on the NSW south coast at some time on one
out of many trips in the last about 10 years - Sorry that is not very
helpful information, although I think the record would be written down, but
not by me and may be findable.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of David Rosalky
Sent: Sunday, 5 February 2012 11:06 PM
To: 'Canberra Birds'; 
Subject: [canberrabirds] White-breasted Woodswallows
atMoruya NSW

A few years ago I saw a significant flock (perhaps 10, I don't now remember
the details) WBSWs at the same spot that Harvey mentions.  They were hawking
from two tall eucalypts on the Moruya side of the bridge.  I was surprised
and mentioned it to Barbara Allan who birds there a lot and she confirmed
that she had also seen these birds.

David Rosalky

From: Harvey Perkins 
Sent: Sunday, 5 February 2012 10:12 PM
To: Canberra Birds; 
Subject: White-breasted Woodswallows at Moruya NSW

While on holiday at Broulee over the weekend I came across six
White-breasted Woodswallows hawking, calling, and occasionally resting in
high dead branches of trees at 17:45 h on Friday 3 Feb. They were  around
the bridge that crosses the entrance to Malabar Lagoon from the Moruya
River, 2 km east of Moruya along the road that follows the northern bank of
the river to the aerodrome. Four of the birds were resighted on the
following morning (11:00 h), Saturday 4 February. No doubt as to identity.
Poor but diagnostic photos available. This is well to the south of their
normal range along the east coast.

Harvey Perkins


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