To: Helen Larson <>
Subject: Swifts
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:24:05 +1100
Sorry Helen and anyone else interested.  25 km SE of Canberra is close


Martin Butterfield

On 17 March 2014 12:18, Helen Larson <> wrote:

> 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 year.
> They really are fun to watch, must be good for neck flexibility as they
> zoom past.
> Helen
> <')/////==<
>   On Saturday, 15 March 2014, 9:27, Martin Butterfield <
> > wrote:
>  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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