White-browed Woodswallows

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Subject: White-browed Woodswallows
From: Wallaces <>
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:41:27 +0000

In case anyone tried to estimate the number of woodswallows in the photo I attached, I counted 486 using the original photo. Given the photo was not the full flock, I would estimate that the flock was in excess of 800 birds.




From: Wallaces [
Sent: Friday, 29 September 2017 2:38 PM
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] White-browed Woodswallows


Large flocks (100s – see attached photo of part of one flock) were feeding on a flowering mallee in the mallee country near Mt Hope and near Round Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday. About 50-50 Masked and White-browed from what I could tell.




From: Mark Clayton
Sent: Friday, 29 September 2017 11:17 AM
To: 'Nicki Taws'; 'B&RGraham';
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] White-browed Woodswallows


Coming back from West Wyalong last weekend I ran into two flocks of mostly White-browed Woodswallows, with a few Masked thrown in, near Ariah Park on the Mary Gilmore Way s we were heading to Coolamon. Both flocks numbered well in to the hundreds and appeared to be feeding in flowering eucalypts beside the road. There were a few birds high over The Charcoal Tank Nature Reserve and Rainbow Bee-eaters were common. One bee-eater nearly hit my head and just avoided a mist net that I was checking.


There are also Black Honeyeaters in TCTNR at present, and Painted Honeyeaters are back at the site near the railway crossing just “north” of Ungarie. I shall be trying to mist net some this coming Monday as part of a study that has just begun on the species. If you are in that area please check any Painted Honeyeaters you see for colour bands and let me know any combinations that you see.





From: Nicki Taws
Sent: Friday, 29 September 2017 11:06 AM
To: 'B&RGraham';
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] White-browed Woodswallows


In the Blue Mountains last weekend there were flocks of 100+ White-browed and Masked Woodswallow.




Nicki Taws





From: B&RGraham
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:22 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] White-browed Woodswallows and Red-capped Robin


Yesterday at Rowes Lagoon with Frank Antram , al least 30 White-browed Woodswallows up high,  8 Latham's Snipe and no Tiger Snakes. Gungahlin Cemetery this morning one  Male red-capped Robin and 10 Double Barred Finches near the heap of branches and prunings at the far northern end. A Pallid Cuckoo called at the Crematorium and another was in my front yard at Bonner yesterday.

Bill Graham

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