Re: birding-aus Fork-tailed Swifts

To: "Jon Wren" <>, <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Fork-tailed Swifts
From: Alexandra Appleman <>
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2000 07:59:33 +1000
At 16:11 4/01/00 +1000, Jon Wren wrote:
>Yesterday (29 December, 1999) while conducting an Atlas count at 18.00 at
>Kings Beach, Bowen, Qld.(20.00.00S 148.15.45E), I found the sky alive with a
>large feeding flock of Fork-tailed Swifts.

>I did get a report from Jo Wieneke that Fork-tailed Swifts were sighted at
>Cungulla near Townsville, North of Bowen the previous day so could possibly
>be the same flock.

A smaller number (~ 20 Fork tailed swifts) were seen on the Coastcare count
on the Haughton River, 50 km south of Townsville on 3 January.


Alex Appleman

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