Fwd: Non migrating swallows

To: 'Denise Kay' <>, 'Sue Lashko' <>
Subject: Fwd: Non migrating swallows
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 11:08:44 +0000

There is a general migration but not a lot. The GBS Report shows winter numbers are about half that of summer & autumn numbers. So not a big change. There is always some in our area during the winter.




From: Denise Kay [
Sent: Monday, 10 August 2015 6:56 PM
To: Sue Lashko
Cc: Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Fwd: Non migrating swallows


I now have 3 at Giralang Pond. Are we expecting an early spring ? or a dry spring ? 



Giralang Pond Land Care Group






On 10 Aug 2015, at 3:02 pm, Sue Lashko <> wrote:


Can anyone offer an explanation for the Welcome Swallow behaviour mentioned in the email below?




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From: Virginia Hooker <>
Date: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 11:52 AM
Subject: Non migrating swallows
To: Sue Lashko <>

Dear Sue,

We on the Nerriga Rd at Braidwood and have been very happy to be part of the COGs audit of birds on our properties here – thank you again for doing that for our Landcare group.

Sorry to bother you but hoping you might have an answer to this question please.

We have noticed that the swallow population on our property has not migrated this year but has stayed and are very visible circling the paddocks.

Is there an explanation and is it happening elsewhere?

Many thanks and again apologies,

Virginia & Barry Hooker

10038 Nerriga Rd





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