swifts and swallows

To: "Birding-Aus" <>, "Canberra Birds" <>
Subject: swifts and swallows
From: "Barbara Jones" <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:53:28 +1100
Is anyone seeing mixed flocks of White-throated Needletails and woodswallows?
This morning I saw 30+ WTNT over my place at Nethercote, Far South Coast, NSW, circling and generally heading south with something else intermingled.
They were VERY high and only when I got the binocs on them could I see there were 40+ others apart from WTNT.
I could distinguish a white tail tip and as they flew there was a distinct dark and light as they wheeled, (body or wings?) making me suspect white-browed, masked or ?
I suspected they were TOO high for Duskys. Maybe I’m wrong.
Which woodswallows would be more likely to be flying with the WTNTs?
Barbara Jones
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