WTNT's - Recherche Bay - Southern Tasmania (also Swift Parrots)

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Subject: WTNT's - Recherche Bay - Southern Tasmania (also Swift Parrots)
From: Chris Gregory <>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:17:28 +1100
Quite surprised to see today (about 11.00am) a flock of at least 20 WTNT's
at Recherche Bay in southern Tasmania - just 10km shy of the most southerly
point in Australia - South East Cape. May have been more as they were flying
fast and low often below tree top level on the road leading in to the bay
(about 2km) and field of view was limited due to the tall timber. Weather
was squally, windy, rain with sunny intervals and temperature 14 degrees. A
few cheap and cheerful photos available.

Interested to know if it is usual to see them this far south at this time of

Also staying at Driftwood Cottages (recommended) in Dover saw a flock of 8
Swift Parrots in the tall gums opposite on the shoreline. Great to see but
given the weather it must be time they started thinking about heading north
as well.


Chris Gregory

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