Swifts high over Kambah

Subject: Swifts high over Kambah
From: Matthew Frawley <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:48:30 +1100
White-throated Needletails seen in small flocks - about half a dozen - high in the sky and hawking insects - so variously travelling fast and then banking and turning, or almost stalling, to catch their prey.  Seen on Monday afternoon around 5.30pm and again this afternoon at around 4pm and again at 7.30pm.  I also saw an Australian Hobby hawking insects over Kambah at the same time, which was interesting to me as I recalled one of my field guides mentioning that it is a similar species and I could see how an inexperienced observer might mistake the two.
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