White-throated Needletails, Lake Samsonvale, QLD

To: Michael Tarburton <>
Subject: White-throated Needletails, Lake Samsonvale, QLD
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 01:03:18 +1000
Hi Mike,

Are you still accepting WTNT sightings?  If so, you might be interested in
the flock of 250+ feeding over Gold Scrub Rd at Lake Samsonvale this
afternoon at about 5pm.  I've seen bigger flocks before but these came so
low they were practically buzzing us.  Despite much searching there were no
Fork-tailed Swifts in there.


On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Michael Tarburton <
> wrote:

> g'day list readers
> There are reports of WTNT's around Sydney at Ryde, Chatswood, Ashfield  and
> Arcadia for example.  Those from the Central coast so far this season
> include sightings at: Bateau Bay, Mangrove Mtn, Narara, and Wamberal Lagoon,
> but as you say Michael - none from Avoca!
> Most sightings I have gleaned or been sent so far this season are from Qld.
>  If there are fewer birds in total, maybe they do not have to forage over
> all Australian Forests - particularly in the southern half of the continent.
> Happy swift watching
> (& if you find any please let me know - thank you)
> Cheers
> Mike
> ===================
> Michael Tarburton
> ===================
> On 19/01/2009, at 12:15 PM, michael hunter wrote:
>     White-throated Needletails (WTNTs ) under summer stormclouds are
>> usually
>> as regular as sunburn during our Christmas break at Avoca Beach, but not a
>> one seen this year despite plenty of cumulo-nimbus. Where are they?
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