WNT & FT swifts

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Subject: WNT & FT swifts
From: "Colin Driscoll" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 18:39:03 +1100

Today at about 10:30 am I was about 6k south west of the Lower Hunter
metropolis of Branxton. A large flock of swifts came over flying into a
strong westerly in clear skies. It is hard to estimate how many but there
must have been at least 500+. I was on a high ridge with wide views and
there were swifts for as far as my 10x binoculars could see to the north and
south. The birds were spread from tree-top level to several hundred metres
up. It was a mixed flock and a few counts of birds flying directly over me
indicated that there were about 10% Fork-tailed. They seemed to be just
continuing west into the wind with very few turning back and around and they
kept coming for at least 15 - 20 min.


Colin Driscoll

Colin Driscoll
Environmental Biologist
PO Box 1047 Toronto NSW 2283

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