White-Throated Needletails at Macquarie Park, NSW

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Subject: White-Throated Needletails at Macquarie Park, NSW
From: "Jenny Stiles" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:39:11 +1100
Hi List,
This must be my year for Needletail sightings! At 11:35 am my 16 year old son & 
I arrived at Macquarie Centre to buy school shoes. Getting off the bus I 
glanced up to see a flock of White-throated Needletails soaring directly above 
Herring Rd, Macquarie Park, NSW. GPS co-ordinates -33.776793,151.118746 . They 
were soaring about pretty fast but both of us consistently counted between 
50-60. The temperature was 24C & quite humid, overcast with heavy grey clouds 
with patches of sun breaking through.
After about five minutes the birds coalesced into a tighter flock and flew 
higher out of sight. However, when we came back out of the centre at 1:10 pm, 
we could still see 6 White-throated Needletails soaring about in the same 
position. No time to look further for more as our bus arrived. 
>From Jenny Stiles


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