|Subject:||Possible Channel-billed Cuckoo, E. Melbourne|
|From:||"Mules, Michael" <>|
|Date:||Tue, 14 Jan 2003 19:17:29 +1100|
Hi all, after dipping on the Little Bittern yesterday, I, like most of Melbourne had excellent views of the female in the far reed beds.
Anyway, at about 7pm today I saw a probable Channel-billed Cuckoo over Ivanhoe. I watched it (without binoculars) for about half a minute, flying away from me. Its shape, size and flight pattern were all identical to the C-b Cuckoos I saw in Mackay a few months ago. I was standing to the east of the corner of Livingstone St. and Oriel Rd. and it flew in a southerly direction towards the Yarra River (possibly towards Chelsworth Park or Hays Paddock).
I would be interested to know if anyone has seen any C-b Cuckoos around lately.
Carey Baptist Grammar School
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