White-throated Needletail + Tree Martin, Farewell Spit Lighthouse

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Re: White-throated Needletail + Tree Martin, Farewell Spit Lighthouse

Postby Roblyn » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:06 am

Yes - from a distance - so blurry. By the time I had popped home to exchange my clubs for a camera, the birds had moved from above the clubhouse to a little further inland. Happy to share a few images if I knew how to send attachments! It was nice to see cirl bunting feeding while I was looking out for the needletail too.
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Re: White-throated Needletail + Tree Martin, Farewell Spit Lighthouse

Postby Roblyn » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:28 am

A few shots, with apologies for the quality, but they were a little way off and moving fast.

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Re: White-throated Needletail + Tree Martin, Farewell Spit Lighthouse

Postby Oscar Thomas » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:58 am

Wow considering the subject those are really good shots!
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Re: White-throated Needletail + Tree Martin, Farewell Spit Lighthouse

Postby Jan » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:26 pm

That's so impressive. Fantastic spotting you! There must be a lot of Aussie vagrants coming over in the predominantly NW winds of late.
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Re: White-throated Needletail + Tree Martin, Farewell Spit Lighthouse

Postby Jim_j » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:02 pm

Escaping the smoke?

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Re: White-throated Needletail + Tree Martin, Farewell Spit Lighthouse

Postby mark ayre » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:14 pm

I have checked the kina cliff road this morning and no sign but a few swallows.

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