White-throated Needletails at Stony Chute

Subject: White-throated Needletails at Stony Chute
From: Tony Gibson <>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 21:23:59 +1100

Yesterday, at 18:01, while hand-stirring a batch
of biodynamic 500 for the vegie garden  and house
grounds, my attention was brought to a group of
birds in the sky above.  It was a group of twenty
White-throated Needletails, wheeling low( -ish,
40 metres ?)  as they approached from the east
and rising steadily as they drifted west.
Grabbed the bins but no Fork-tailed Swifts among
them.  They were gone in about two minutes.

Only see WTNTs here two or three times a year.  Always good to see!

First day without rain here (Stony Chute NSW 28º
35' 19"  S, 153º 08' 16" E)  for quite a few
days, cloudy but with some sunny spots, 21-32
deg.  No big storm front visible.


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