Kambah Swift Parrots (again)

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: Kambah Swift Parrots (again)
From: Mary Mulcahy via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2021 10:55:16 +0000
I have regularly seen between 1 and 3 swift parrots near De Little Cres (other side of Athlon Drive from Jenke Cct) over the last couple of weeks. This evening there were several flocks of between 3 and 6 birds (and one flock of 11) flying from near the large blue gums around the basketball hoop/ children's playground towards Jenke Cct.

I wonder if they are re-grouping before heading south again?


From: Canberrabirds <> on behalf of Richard Allen via Canberrabirds <>
Sent: Wednesday, 8 September 2021 8:22 AM
To: Philip Veerman <>
Cc: Canberra birds <>
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Kambah Swift Parrots (again)
Saw a flock of 21 exit tall flowering eucalyptus at hungry Jack’s at 1130am. Up till then I could only count 9 in foliage. A noisy friarbird assisted in chasing them out. I got a video on my phone as they did a couple of circuits before resuming feeding. 


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On 8 Sep 2021, at 6:11 pm, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

Basically the same as below.


Attending KMC again today, at 5 p.m. I only actually saw one but could clearly hear there were more Swift Parrots at this site.


Also 4 Superb Parrots there yesterday plus another seen flying over my house on Monday.





From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Tuesday, 17 August, 2021 9:40 AM
To: 'Canberra birds'
Subject: Kambah Swift Parrots (again)


Attending KMC again today, at 8:25 a.m. I again saw the flock of (this time) about 30 Swift Parrots at this site. Although when I came out 15 minutes later and waited around for 10 minutes I didn’t see them again. This time however the whole of Jenke Circuit Kambah is a long queue of cars waiting to attend the reestablished Covid testing station. Although the relevant carpark is available, now is probably not a good time to assemble to see these birds.




From: Canberrabirds <> On Behalf Of Philip Veerman
Sent: Wednesday, 11 August 2021 2:58 PM
To: 'Canberra birds' <>
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Kambah Swift Parrots (again)


I first reported Swift Parrots near Kambah Medical Centre, at the bottom of Jenke Circuit Kambah on 20 May, which resulted in many people going to see them. Going there again today at about 9:30 a.m. I observed a group of about 10 Swift Parrots flying around there and calling, behavior pretty much the same as before.



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