White-browed and Masked Woodswallows are In Sydney

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Subject: White-browed and Masked Woodswallows are In Sydney
From: "Vella" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2000 17:55:40 -0000
There has been a few reports during this week in Sydney of both White-browed and Masked Woodswallowsas, as we are heading for drought inland. In the recent past, both species have turned up in Sydney (in some locations in their hundreds or thousands) during the summer of 1991 and 1994, and therfore don't be surprsied that over the next few weeks you see a 1000 or so Woodswallows flying and inaviding your backyard (as I have experienced back in 1994. A truly remarkable experience indeed). As a caution, the White-bowed Woodswallows do mimic other inland birds such as Striped Honeyeater and Cockatiel and I have been fooled by them on a number of occassions. Black-faced Woodswallows may also be amongst thes birds and do turn up in Sydney during drought. Keep also your eyes/ears for Black Honeyeaters, Cockatiel, Budgerigars and Diamond Doves in the Sydney area if we continue in drought!.
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