Ibi around Blacktown

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Subject: Ibi around Blacktown
From: "Evan Beaver" <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 09:39:41 +1100
Saw an amazing number of Ibi (surely the plural of Ibis) this morning
over Blacktown, NSW. Both Straw-Necked and Dirty-White (or if you
prefer the common name, Australian Bin-Bird) flying in formation in
huge flocks, about 20-30 strong, in wave after wave. I've never seen
anything like it in Australia, it felt positively Northern American,
birds travelling south for the winter, though in this case it was
travelling south in the middle of winter. I suspect though it was
nothing so romantic, more likely the flocks were moving from their
roosts to the massive tip in Blacktown.

Evan Beaver
Lapstone, Blue Mountains, NSW
lat=-33.77, lon=150.64

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