Woodswallows on Yass River Road

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Subject: Woodswallows on Yass River Road
From: calyptorhynchus <>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2018 00:17:33 +0000
I drove along Yass River Road this morning from east to west. It was quite quiet, all the promising spots had a few birds, but not many, and the strong wind made it difficult to hear calls. 

Highlight was a mixed flock of 200+ Masked and White-browed Woodswallows (about 50/50) which were feeding in a paddock on the ground about 10km from the Gunning end of the road. There didn't seem to be anything special about the paddock, it must have had insects of some sort swarming. The flock had juveniles of both spp with it. 

About 2 km further on was a similar mixed flock doing the same thing, only a smaller one (c.50 birds).

And also noteworthy was a Bushlark doing its display by the highway just north of Murrumbateman, but no Songlarks of either sp on the trip.

John Leonard

‘There is kinship between people and all animals. Such is the Law.’ Kimberley lawmen (from Yorro Yorro)

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