Re: Swift Parrots in Capertee - 21 Aug 2005

To: Tun Pin Ong <>
Subject: Re: Swift Parrots in Capertee - 21 Aug 2005
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 14:50:36 +1000

Tung-pin wrote "I will provide exact location of the 'nest hollow' thru private email. Wonder if Swift Parrots would hang around on same spot for several days."

Please note that this site is on a relatively busy public country road.  If you are stopping to look at any birds on the roadside in the Capertee Valley please park well off the road and be careful when standing in the middle of the road watching birds.  Many locals have commented to me that it is only a matter of time before a birdwatcher ends up alongside the roos and wombats as roadkill.  I've actually encountered cars parked half on the road on crests or stopping in the middle of the road without checking whether someone was behind them (I WAS!) so I know it's not idle banter.

Also please note that these Swift Parrots, Regent Honeyeaters, and lots of other goodies, can be seen on the roadside fronting private property.  PLEASE do not be tempted to "jump the fence" to chase an elusive bird or to get a better look.

Mind you, I'm sure that those on this forum always respect the birding code of ethics and would never trespass.

On Tung-pin's second question.  The Swift Parrots have been at this location for some time now.  As I have seen Swift Parrots in the valley up until mid-October in the past I'm sure they will be around for a little while longer at least.


David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
Department of Environment & Conservation
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo  NSW  2830
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