Pacific Swift

Apus pacificus

ML126170051



eBird Checklist S50360189
Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Latitude and Longitude -27.2991, 153.0367 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

With the usual caveat of difficult to estimate numbers etc., I think there must have been at least a couple of hundred birds, mainly over the mangroves at the end of the peninsula, moving north - south, backward and forward, low to mid height, calling too. At any given time I could see at least double figures around me, this went on for close to 2 hours. Birds disappeared from the peninsula at 8.10am, on the walk back there was a flock of 30 over the Island Circuit and similar numbers over Wyampa Rd as I drove out. Hot, humid, not much wind, scattered cloud, but largely blue skies. Needletails mixed in, but far fewer in number.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 80D
Lens model
EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
f-stop
f/4.5
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/3200 sec
ISO
500
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
103KB
Dimensions
2048 x 1365

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