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Swift Parrot and Black Falcon in October

Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot

On returning to Armidale at the end of September, there was news that Swift Parrots had been in the area in recent days. A quick trip to Booralong Creek was made and I was lucky enough to find them with my new binoculars. Some nice video was taken in addition to video of Musk Lorrikeets.

Later in the month the local bird of prey expert, Stephen Debus, mentioned that he knew of a possible nesting site of Black Falcons. A trip to Tamworth was organised. While not wanting to approach the nest too closely for fear of disturbing the birds, reasonable video was obtained. Good enough to see feathers of a recently caught Starling being tossed to the breeze.

That’s 427!