White-backed Swallow!!

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Bill Jolly
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White-backed Swallow!!

Post by Bill Jolly » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:11 am

Monday 12th August, 2013 at Abberton.

One bird, flying downstream along the centre of the creek - 10.55am

Everything has been pointing to the return of this sp which was common here in the 1980s and early 1990s, and then intermittent till the last recorded sighting in September 2004.

Eileen and I were feeling like a break mid-morning and we set up a couple of outdoor recliners on the main verandah mainly with a view to watching the treetops at leisure! Several raptors came by, multi-honeyeaters in the treetops, hordes of Fairy Martins, then a small group of Rainbow Bee-eaters landed in a dead tree across the creek - THEN, elegance personified, one striking White-backed Swallow glided straight past us from upstream and over (or under) the bridge on Flagstone Creek Road.

Now back outside to look for more.....

Bill Jolly

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