Fwd: FW: [canberrabirds] Swift Parrots in Ainslie again

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Subject: Fwd: FW: [canberrabirds] Swift Parrots in Ainslie again
From: Thomas Merkling <>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:12:32 +1000

At 8:00am, we saw 2 birds flying above us while walking on the path in Mt Ainslie Reserve near the Foveaux St entrance and had an excellent view of one of them (link to poor photos below)

2015-04-24 8:08 GMT+10:00 Steve Holliday <m("","pruesteve");" target="_blank">>:

And another brief appearance this morning. May have been 5 birds this time.


From: Steve Holliday [mailto:m("","pruesteve");" target="_blank">]
Sent: Thursday, 23 April 2015 7:59 AM
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Swift Parrots in Ainslie again


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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