Swift Parrots in Turner

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Subject: Swift Parrots in Turner
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 04:41:09 +0000
I've just been told by Bill Gammage (a good birdo as well as historian)
that a couple of days ago there were half a dozen Swift Parrots in
Hackett Gardens in Turner, just over the road from the ANU. (Next to
where I lived for 27 years without ever seeing one!) It's a reminder
that bird distribution records are as much a function of where the bird
watchers are as of the birds. Now that the Swifties seem to have left
Callum Brae, they could be reconnoitering anywhere in Canberra (or be on
their way to Queensland of course).

Ian Fraser

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