Hundreds of Fork-tailed Swifts over Gluepot

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Subject: Hundreds of Fork-tailed Swifts over Gluepot
From: Peter Waanders <>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:53:27 +1030
Hi all
Following long overdue rain (20-30mm) over previous days, yesterday
under threatening skies and unusual tropical-like humidity, I observed
100+ Fork-tailed Swifts at Gluepot between 8-10am. Smaller numbers
were seen all day, and a further 200+ near the pig sheds at
Taylorville around 4pm. Many birds in this last flock flew very low,
at head-hight, during light rain.
Other good sightings included an obliging pair of Striated Grasswrens,
and 2 flocks of Black-eared Miners, totalling at least 50 birds, and
two male Scarlet-chested Parrots: an adult and an immature (almost
adult plumage).
Peter Waanders
Southern Birding Services
PO Box 420, Waikerie SA 5330  Australia
mob.: +61 (0)409 763172
sat.: +61 (0)424 212889
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