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

To: Michael Tarburton <>
Subject: WTNT's - Recherche Bay - Southern Tasmania (also Swift Parrots)
From: Chris Gregory <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:07:24 +1100

Thanks for your reply.

Just for the record we are now in St Helens (NE Tassie) and saw another fock
of 20 WTNT's flying low at 6.00 this evening and then 4 or 5 every ten
minutes till 6.30. So maybe 40 all up. Sunset here is 7. Weather,
sunny, calm and warm - 24 degrees. Drove me nuts trying to photo them! Got a
couple of good ones in the end, which I gues you will on the law of


Chris Gregory

On 23 March 2010 11:17, Michael Tarburton <>wrote:

> G'day Chris & other readers
> Most WTNT observations in Tassie have been made in March and April, then
> January & February are next common and they are quite uncommon there in
> November or December.
> Real problem of recent years is that very few records are made in Tassie at
> all.  Thank you for sharing your observation.
> I am very close to analysing the last 120 years data for both swift species
> from all states, so please send in any unpublished records direct to me.
>  Many thanks
> Mike
>  ===================
> Michael Tarburton
> ===================
>  On 22/03/2010, at 10:17 PM, Chris Gregory wrote:
>  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
> year.
> Cheers
> Chris Gregory
> ===============================

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