To: Martin Butterfield <>, birding-aus NEW <>, Prof Michael Tarburton <>
Subject: Swifts
From: Helen Larson <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 01:18:00 +0000 (GMT)
I wonder where Whiskers Creek is.
Here at Wongaling Beach, FNQ (17 deg 55'00" S 146deg 05' 48" E more or less) we 
saw at least 12 White-throated needletails hawking overhead at 8am, with only 5 
Aust swiftlets with them, on Saturday 15 March. First we've noticed for this 
They really are fun to watch, must be good for neck flexibility as they zoom 


On Saturday, 15 March 2014, 9:27, Martin Butterfield <> 
Thanks to a tip-off from Ros Cornish I have just recorded 6 White-throated
Needletails hawking over Whiskers Creek.  Although seen *from *my GBS site
they were about 500m upstream so couldn't be counted for that purpose.
They did oblige nicely for my "Bird-a-day" project however.

Martin Butterfield
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