Swift Parrots Seen at Seven Hills and Summer Migrant's

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Subject: Swift Parrots Seen at Seven Hills and Summer Migrant's
From: "Vella, Edwin" <>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 97 17:29:00 PDT
To Birding Aus Birders

Managed to track down the Swift Parrot's in the park opposite my place in   
Seven Hills before dusk on Friday afternoon (15/8/97). Two birds were   
seen flying around the park, swiftly and fast as usual and droping into   
the Ironbarks to roost overnight.The birds however disapeared the next   
day. Both the regular Rainbow Lorikeets and Noisy Miner's however, still   
have lerps to feed on.

On Sunday (17/8/97), took an English guy from overseas for a quick tour   
of the Hawkesbury area (about 50km west of Sydney) and saw about 100 plus   
birds (35 lifers for the overseas birder) which isnt bad for this time of   
the year, the very windy conditions and for a few bird habitats looked   
at. We saw probably the first Rufous Whistler and Latham's Snipe's (10   
birds) for the season for the Sydney region. Being fairly windy there   
were a few raptor's about including Peregrine Falcon's, Hobby's and Brown   
Goshawks. A pair of Fuscous Honeyeater's was also observed nest building   
at Scheyville N.P.

Both Pallid Cuckoo's and White-throated Warbler's aswell as some more   
waders should be back soon in Sydney before the official start of Spring.


Edwin Vella

P.S. Has anybody had any other Spring return's!


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