large nos of needletails in ACT

Subject: large nos of needletails in ACT
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 08:46:32 +0000
Several people have reported large numbers of Needletails in the ACT this afternoon on cog-l.

In our suburb, Hughes, we have had the most extraordinary numbers of them I have ever seen in the ACT. They have been present over the suburb for the last five hours (early afternoon to evening). If they are the same birds swirling around and around there will be about 100, if it is new waves arriving all the time then 100s or 1000s. They are flying at extremely low levels and to stand on the sports oval and see wave after wave of them swoosh over at little more than head height is quite breathtaking.

John Leonard

John Leonard (Dr)
PO Box 243, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia

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