Flocking birds on radar

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Subject: Flocking birds on radar
From: "Nick Murray" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:03:36 +1000
G'day All,
On the 1st of August several large flocks of birds (I witnessed 5 or 6 and others indicate at least 15 flocks) appeared on the radar at Gold Coast Airport. These flocks were visible through binoculars and must have contained at least 200 and up to 1000-2000 birds. All flocks were flying north at about 1000 feet AGL and approximately 2-4 km inland. They appeared dark in colour through the binocs (it was about 930 in the morn). Does anyone out there have an idea of what these might have been or did anyone else witness it?
Nick Murray
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