Dusky Woodswallow

To: "'Alex McLachlan'" <>, "'Canberra Birds'" <>
Subject: Dusky Woodswallow
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:32:01 +1000

YFHEs migrating over my place in Aranda this morning.

Cheers,   Peter


From: Alex McLachlan [
Sent: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:17 AM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Dusky Woodswallow


Yeah I've still got 100s DWs @ a couple of diff roosts in the hills near yass river. Orioles gone. Strangely no migrating honeyeaters or silvereyes over Easter.

---- Chris wrote ----

Hi all,


Around 100 Dusky Woodswallows coming in to roost in pine trees along Jerrabomberra Ave in Narrabundah this evening. It was quite a spectacle! Definitely the largest flock I've seen of this species.




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On 19 Apr 2014, at 18:02, "Philip Veerman" <m("","pveerman");">> wrote:

I had several Dusky Woodswallows flying very high over my house on Wednesday and Thursday. I don't know how many. Most I could see at one time was 3 but mostly I could only hear them.


I also had an Olive-backed Oriole in my neighbour's jungle yard, feeding on figs, last week.




-----Original Message-----
From: Jack & Andrea Holland [m("","jandaholland");">]
Sent: Saturday, 19 April 2014 5:39 PM
Cc: COG List
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Dusky Woodswallow

Wayne/Ann, of the summer migrants Duskies are among the last to leave, and along with the Olive-backed Oriole stay in reasonable numbers until about the first or second week of May, though some stay and overwinter – the numbers that stay varies with in 2013 very few duskies present during the winter period.


Jack Holland

A couple at Narrabundah Hill yesterday!


On 19 April 2014 16:51, Wayne Gregson <m("","wgregson");" target="_blank">> wrote:

this afternoon on Uriarra Rd near Huntly Station a single Dusky Woodswallow – a late departee?


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