Fork-tailed swifts? (Ryde, NSW)

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Subject: Fork-tailed swifts? (Ryde, NSW)
From: "Alistair McKeough" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:20:30 +1000
G'day birders

Yesterday at around 2pm I was surprised to see what appeared to be six
fork-tailed swifts moving over the house in Ryde, NSW.

The light was pretty contrasty but I got the bins onto them for a good look.
Couldn't see the white band at the base of the tail but the birds definitely
looked black and were behaving like swifts, circling very high with quite
buoyant, easy and fast flight. They were moving north.

Is this an impossible sighting for July?


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