more Fork-tailed Swifts in Cairns

To: "" <>, "mike tarburton SWIFT records" <>
Subject: more Fork-tailed Swifts in Cairns
From: martin cachard <>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 01:31:40 +0000
Dear Mike & all,

I've just been observing at 10:25am today a rather large loose flock of 
Fork-tailed Swifts hawking low above the Captain Cook Hwy in Smithfield, 20kms 
north of Cairns.

There was about 50 Forkies, together with a handful of White-breasted 
Woodswallows and Welcome Swallows as well as 2 Fairy Martins, but no 
Needletails or Swiftlets.

The mixed flock was feeding just below & above telegraph pole height; weather 
sunny & fine (but humid); & the swifts were heading generally to the north as I 
found them again when arriving home at Trinity Beach about 10kms to the north, 
so presumably these were the same birds.


martin cachard,

trinity beach,


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