Swift Parrots in Ainslie again

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Subject: Swift Parrots in Ainslie again
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:58:38 +1000

Four seen again this morning, we had lovely views of them from our back deck feeding in a small, heavily lerped Blakely’s Red Gum in the adjacent Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve. Before that they had been flying around calling a lot, often with a Noisy Miner in pursuit. They disappeared deeper into the reserve after a few minutes and I haven’t heard them again since.


As there is plenty of water available (there is a rain water trap in the reserve immediately behind the houses) with luck they may hang around for a while. The relevant area is between the Foveaux and Fisher St entrances, off Duffy St.


Incidentally there have also been quite a few Superbs around for the last month or so, not a species we have had here regularly before.





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