Cuckoos calling

Subject: Cuckoos calling
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:57:06 +1100
On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:37:37PM +1100, Reg Clark wrote:
> I am still hearing  CB's , Koels and Dollar Birds, but with the 
> exception of the Dollar Bird , they are not as enthusiastic as they 
> were  earlier in the season.

I find koel and CBC behaviour fascinating.  I'm out every morning
running for 1+ hours at dawn which seems to be prime koel calling time.

I've definitely heard fewer koels in the inner west this February compared
to last February.  I hadn't heard any for several weeks where I live
(Glebe) but last Monday I heard 3-4 and yesterday I heard 2.  I don't
know if they had been present but  calling very infrequently or these
koels had moved into my area recently.

The last 3 weekends I've run in the northern suburbs and heard koels
in Oxford Falls, Belrose, and Berowra.  CBC (calling) have been less
common: singles in Turramurra and Balmain in the last 2 weeks  [nice
was Red-crowned Toadlet heard half-way up Berowra Waters road].

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