Corellas at night

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Subject: Corellas at night
From: " Chris Lloyd" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 14:33:53 +1100
I live in the St George area of southern Sydney and the night flight of
Corella flocks has been a common feature for many years. I say Corella
flocks because the one which uses a corridor from San Souci through
Blakehurst to Riverwood/Peakhurst has usually one to three long bills
amongst them (as well as the odd Sulphur Crested and galahs). They regularly
(in spring like clockwork) fly at about 100-300metres over our house
on-route to the south-west. This is anytime between sunset and 9pm but also,
of course, when the birds celebrate Australia Day, ANZAC Day or any other
occasion where their flight nicely highlights the ubiquitous firework
displays - there are not many on Guy Fawkes (the only man to enter
Parliament with good intent) night which is odd. I have heard similar
flights out on the Darling and tributaries in places like Hillston. 

No doubt the Rainbow WRXkeet has taught them how to use sodium lit road
networks to navigate between roosts. 

Chris Lloyd


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