Boxing Day Needletails

To: Peter Ewin <>, "" <>
Subject: Boxing Day Needletails
From: Greg and Val Clancy <>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2015 06:25:15 +0000
I have had very few sightings of needletails so far this season despite
working a bit on the coast.  I did see one bird doing the fluttery flight
over the Park Beach area, Coffs Harbour, on Christmas Day.

Dr Greg. P. Clancy,
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife  Guide
| PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
| 02 6649 3153 | 0429 601  960

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Ewin
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 3:36 PM
Subject: Boxing Day Needletails

Mike and other swift watchers
Got my first sightings for the summer of small flocks of white-throated
Needletails at two locations
Hornsby aquatic centre 16:30 about 30 birds slowly circling (probably the
slowest I have ever seen them doing fluttery flight) for about five minutes
before heading of to the north east. Cloudy but little wind
Paynes Crossing (about halfway between Wollombi and Broke in the hunter)
17:40 about 40 birds circling for nearly half an hour, doing much more
typical flights (often low enough to hear them whistle through - love that
sound). Weather again cloudy but still (front came through early this
morning). Was setting up a tent and was alerted to their presence by a pair
of glossy black cockatoos flying over (the call made me look up!)
In both flocks pairs seemed to be already chasing each other which seemed
quite early.

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