Swift and Superb Parrots

To: Anthony Overs <>, COG Chatline <>
Subject: Swift and Superb Parrots
From: Julie Clark <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 13:14:14 +1000
Thanks ​for the tip Anthony.

Unfortunately I didn't find the swift parrots, although I did think I heard some overhead, but I had a wonderful time watching and snapping the superbs.

For anyone who wanted to see a variety of parrots in the one spot there were also heaps of red-rumps, eastern rosellas and the crimsons started to arrive as I left.


On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Anthony Overs <> wrote:
Hi all

Just sitting at the Harrison playing fields watching my wife play  soccer. I could hear swift parrots over the road. Tracked them down and found 14 birds feeding on large lerps on young (ish) planted eucalypts in the park to the east of the fields. The end of the park is bounded by Katoomba, Tanami and Encounter streets. Five birds have just flown up high over the fields and headed south. If going out for a look, Listen for the rapid, strident 'tink tink tink' call especially in flight; they're calling a lot.

There are also superb parrots everywhere, maybe 30+ birds. Some feeding on exotic seeds in the park. Lots of calling too.


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