Swifts - Mosman, Sydney

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Subject: Swifts - Mosman, Sydney
From: David Stowe <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 09:02:11 +1100
I was about to report that i had seen 4 or 5 WTNT over Mosman yesterday afternoon (29/1/07) and report that i could clearly see the white rump. I thought it a bit odd at the time that i couldn't see the white throat since they were quite low and light was great - even if i was driving through downtown Mosman towards Bradleys Head! I have just checked my field guide though and they must have been Fork-tailed Swifts?? That would explain why there was no white throat and WTNT have a white vent/undertail not white rump.
Didn't see any forking of the tails though.
Does this sound right?
I have never seen Fork-tails before and ironically was hoping that i would see some amongst this small flock of WTNT!!
Clear blue sky with only the odd cloud. Moderate NE winds.
David Stowe

North Rocks, Sydney

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